College Student Jumps Off Bridge

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Colchester police say a St. Michael’s College student remains hospitalized after jumping off a bridge and falling 40 feet while running from security officers.

Police say Friday night’s chain of events began when the man destroyed merchandise at a convenience store and was chased by college security when he was spotted running through campus.

The Burlington Free Press reports that police say the man jumped over the rail of a bridge without warning and fell about 40 feet onto railroad tracks below.

The man was taken to Fletcher Allen, where he was treated in the intensive care unit.

Police say the man is an out-of-state student.

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