Police in London arrested a man on suspicion of pushing a woman into the path of an oncoming bus while jogging.
The 50-year-old was arrested Thursday morning on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm at an address in the affluent Chelsea area, a Metropolitan Police statement said. Police have released the man after questioning him, though he remains under investigation.
In the video, the jogger, wearing a light gray T-shirt and blue athletic shorts, can be seen running on the sidewalk (in Britain, the pavement) westward along Putney Bridge, which crosses the River Thames in Southwest London.
The jogger passes a man in a business suit, who is walking east. Moments later — and seemingly at random, out of nowhere — he abruptly and violently shoves another pedestrian, who was also walking east, into the path of an oncoming bus.
As she tumbles to the ground, the bus swerves, barely avoiding her.
The bus is seen swerving and narrowly missing the woman.
The jogger returned 15 minutes later as he made his way back across the bridge but did not acknowledge the victim when she attempted to speak with him, according to police.
Officers received “a good response” from the public after releasing the footage, police said.
“The victim was put in extreme danger when she was knocked into the road. It was only due to the superb quick reactions of the bus driver that she was not hit by the vehicle,” said Sergeant Mat Knowles, the investigating officer from Putney Safer Neighbourhood Team, in an earlier statement.