An early morning jog nearly became a tragedy Friday. A search is under way after dramatic CCTV footage was released to the public showing a man pushing a 33-year-old jogger in front of a bus on Friday morning, May 5. Luckily, the driver of the bus saw movement and instinctively swerved milliseconds before he would have hit the woman.
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British police said the incident took place on Putney Bridge in southwest London. After almost losing her life, the woman claimed the male jogger who pushed her reappeared in the crowd but would not acknowledge her.
Luckily, the frightened woman was cared for by strangers in the crowd as they waited for police and emergency services.
Police released a description of the suspect. They say he is a white male in his mid-30’s, with brown hair and brown eyes.
“The victim was put in extreme danger when she was knocked into the road. It was only due to the superb quick reactions of the bus driver that she was not hit by the vehicle,” Sergeant Mat Knowles, the investigating officer said.
The victim doesn’t know why she was pushed in front of the bus claiming that she had never seen the man in her life. The internet has been abuzz with anger and disbelief over the incident with many sharing the man’s photo on Twitter and Facebook.
The victim, who was not named in the report, suffered only minor injuries, according to the Independent. The police, who don’t have many leads on the suspect, are asking for the public’s help in bringing this man to justice.
“We are keen to speak to the jogger in the CCTV about what happened that morning. We would urge him or anyone who recognizes him to get in touch with us as soon as possible,” Knowles said in a recent press conference with the media.