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British police admit they arrested wrong man for pushing woman in front of bus

Violent jogger probe

LONDON -- The search is still on for a road-rage jogger who shoved a woman into the path of a London bus. 

The Metropolitan Police force said Saturday that a man arrested earlier this week has now been "eliminated from the investigation." 

Eric Bellquist, a 41-year-old American investment banker, was apprehended Thursday on suspicion of being the man seen in blurry security camera video taken on London's Putney Bridge in May.

London jogger caught on video pushing woman in front of bus

His lawyers later released a statement saying he was not involved and could prove he was in the U.S. at the time of the May 5 incident. 

The arrest came after police released surveillance camera footage of the incident, showing a jogger in shorts and T-shirt banging into a pedestrian, who tumbled in front of a double-decker bus. The bus stopped just before hitting the woman. 

Police announced on Thursday that a 50-year-old man had been arrested at a home in the well-heeled Chelsea area of the city on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. He was later released on bail.    

Police say "inquiries continue" to identify the jogger. 

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