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London police released the man accused of shoving a woman into a bus 'with no further action'


Updated August 12, 2017 09:54 AM EDT

The man arrested on suspicion of pushing a woman in front of an oncoming bus has been released from custody "with no further action."

Circulating media reports identified the former suspect as 41-year-old Eric Bellquist. At his time of arrest, Bellquist's lawyer "categorically denied" that his client was the man in the video, saying he had "irrefutable proof" that he was in the United States at the time.

The Metropolitan Police in London are continuing to investigate the incident.

Updated August 10, 2017 10:08 AM EDT

The Metropolitan Police in London have made an arrest in the case involving a middle-aged jogger appearing to shove a woman into the path of a oncoming bus, according to a statement.

The 41-year-old man was arrested on "suspicion of grievous bodily harm" in the Chelsea area Thursday morning.

The Metropolitan Police in London have launched an investigation after a male jogger appeared to shove a woman in front of a moving bus, according to a Tuesday news release. The police department identified the victim as a 33-year-old woman who was walking across Putney Bridge on May 5 when she was suddenly pushed into an oncoming bus, which just narrowly missed her thanks to the bus driver's dramatic swerve.

"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 investigating officer Sergeant Mat Knowles.

In the photo below, a woman is seen mid-air and about to collide with a red bus quickly approaching.

Metropolitan police launch an investigation after a man is seen shoving a woman in front of a bus

Following the incident, bus passengers quickly rushed to the woman's aid. Fortunately, she only received minor injuries.

The jogger, described as a white man aged early to mid 30s with brown eyes and short brown hair, crossed the bridge a second time roughly 15 minutes after the accident. The woman said she attempted to speak to the man, but he allegedly ignored her and carried on jogging.

The Metropolitan Police are calling on the public to assist with identification efforts.

"We are keen to speak to the jogger in the CCTV about what happened that morning. We would urge him or anyone who recognizes him to get in touch with us as soon as possible."

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