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Firefighters Help Track Down Suspect That Pushed Man into Truck in Downtown LA

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    Caught on Video: Man Pushed into Truck in Downtown LA

    A man is pushed off the sidewalk into the street and run over by a truck in downtown Los Angeles. Kim Tobin reports for NBC4 News at 11 p.m. (Published Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018)

    An arrest has been made Wednesday following graphic surveillance footage surfacing of a man seemingly pushing a stranger off the sidewalk and into the road, where the victim was pinned under a truck.

    The truck stops once making contact with the victim, and the driver appears to get out of the vehicle to make sense of the incident. Upon seeing a man struggling under the front left tire of the truck, the driver of the truck proceeds to jump back into the driver's seat and back up immediately to free the victim.

    The victim was in critical condition and suffered a punctured lung but was expected to survive, according to police.

    Firefighters near 3rd Street and Hill Street recognized the suspect wearing the bright green jacket from the video and called police, which led to the arrest, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

    Man Pushed Off Sidewalk into Path of Truck in Downtown LA

    [LA] Man Pushed Off Sidewalk into Path of Truck in Downtown LA

     A man walking on the street is pushed off the sidewalk and into the path of an oncoming truck in downtown Los Angeles on Dec. 5, 2018.

    (Published Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018)

    The LAPD said the suspect was a known local transient and is facing attempted murder charges.

    According to the time mark on the surveillance video that captured the incident, the man was pushed at approximately 10:00 a.m. Wednesday morning.

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