Shoplifter jumps through comic book store window

The New York Police Department says a suspected shoplifter jumped through a window of a 2nd floor Times Square comic book store in an attempt to escape security guards.  It happened Tuesday around 2:30 p.m.

The store employees say the suspect was a known shoplifter.  When a security guard at the store asked him to leave the man bit the guard and started running around the inside of Midtown Comics before jumping through a window and falling two stories.

Witnesses say the bruised and bloodied man tried to crawl away, but was taken into custody.  The 24-year-old was being treated for a fractured pelvis at an area hospital.

The comic book store says police are investigating and their staff is safe.

The NYPD says charges are pending.  The suspect's name had not been released.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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