Man surrenders after police chase

April 18, 2002|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A New Jersey man sought in a homicide led police on a chase yesterday that ended with his surrender on the Capital Beltway's Woodrow Wilson Bridge, over the Potomac River.

Portions of the bridge and Beltway were closed for about an hour during lunchtime as the man dangled his legs off a railing and threatened to jump, Prince George's County police said.

The suspect, Jeffrey Thomas, 42, was spotted with the help of a citizen's tip that led local authorities initially to Oxon Hill. Thomas led police on a chase that ended on the bridge's north side.

Thomas was sought in the slaying of his wife, who was found at the couple's Hackensack home April 7 with stab wounds, said Hackensack Police Chief Ken Zisa.

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