LONDON — A man who was taken into custody over an alleged assault, after a woman was pushed into oncoming traffic on Putney Bridge, has denied any involvement in the incident.
Millionaire American investment banker Eric Bellquist, says he has indisputable evidence that he was in the United States at the time of the crime.
The 50-year-old was arrested by London authorities Thursday morning on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. However, police released Bellquist after questioning him, though he remains under investigation.
Video of the incident was released by Scotland Yard earlier this week, showing a man running over Putney Bridge and, apparently, pushing a woman into the path of an oncoming double-decker.
The bus managed to swerve at the last minute, narrowly avoiding running over the 33-year-old woman’s head.
Police said the victim received minor injuries and that people nearby came to her aid.
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.
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