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Police: Suspect found dangling from tree along cliff in Lehigh County

Published On: Apr 09 2014 05:26:45 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 09 2014 10:59:41 PM EDT

Police finds suspect stuck in tree


Upper Macungie police say a man who fled from officers had to be rescued after being found dangling from a tree along a cliff.

Officials said the dramatic events unfolded around 11 a.m. Wednesday on Ambassador Drive when police pulled over 37-year-old Johnson Rivera-Dejesus of Freemansburg for a minor traffic violation.

Rivera-Dejesus got out of his car and ran away. Police eventually found him hanging from a tree on the wall of a quarry. Emergency crews had to be called in to rescue the suspect from the cliff, police said.


Rivera-Dejesus was taken into custody and is facing disorderly conduct charges.