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Garfield Police Grab Bronx Fugitive Trying To Jump From Girlfriend's Window

Garfield police closed off access points before capturing the fugitive.
Garfield police closed off access points before capturing the fugitive. Photo Credit: CLIFFVIEW PILOT file photo

GARFIELD, N.J. -- A fugitive wanted on robbery charges in the Bronx broke the glass and was about to jump from a Garfield apartment window Thursday afternoon when members of the city Police Emergency Service Unit grabbed him, authorities told Daily Voice.

An NYPD warrant squad searching for 34-year-old Christopher Martinez zeroed in on his girlfriend's second-floor Wessington Avenue apartment.

Members of the ESU -- in combat gear and carrying rifles -- closed off the street and connecting thoroughfares, witnesses told Daily Voice.

They moved in around 3:15 p.m. and quickly took Martinez into custody.

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