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Suspect fleeing Phoenix police survives jump from freeway overpass

Officers confront a man with a knife on I-17 who started running across the southbound traffic lanes at Seventh Avenue and jumped onto someone's vehicle Friday, July 6, 2018. He then jumps off the vehicle and runs to the edge of the overpass and flips over a guardrail, falling below. (Arizona Department of Transportation)

Officers confront a man with a knife on I-17 who started running across the southbound traffic lanes at Seventh Avenue and jumped onto someone's vehicle Friday, July 6, 2018. He then jumps off the vehicle and runs to the edge of the overpass and flips over a guardrail, falling below. (Arizona Department of Transportation)

PHOENIX (AP) — A suspect trying to outrun police on a Phoenix freeway will recover after jumping from an overpass.

Phoenix police Sgt. Tommy Thompson says the incident occurred Friday morning after reports came in about a man with a knife hurling rocks at cars.

Officers confronted the suspect, who started running across traffic lanes on southbound I-17 at Seventh Avenue and jumped onto someone's vehicle.

Camera footage posted by KTVK-TV/KPHO-TV shows a man perched on the roof of a car surrounded by two officers.

The man then jumps off the vehicle and runs to the edge of the overpass and flips over a guardrail, falling below.

In another video, he is sprawled on his back on the street below but is able to move his head.

Police say the man's injuries are not life-threatening.

His name has not been released.