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Fleeing Parolee Captured After Falling in Roof-to-Roof Chase

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A man who police were attempting to nab for a parole violation was arrested early Wednesday morning after a tense chase that included him jumping from building to building while SWAT officers shot at him with bean bags.The pursuit went on for six hours, according to City News Service, in the Jefferson Park area, as officers with the Los Angeles Police Department's Rampart Station tried to get the unidentified suspect into custody.

In his endeavor to evade police, the man hopped from rooftop to rooftop. He was surrounded by officers who were firing non-lethal bean bag rounds at him, but fell from the roof.

Authorities did not have specifics about his fall or the extent of his injuries.

He was taken into custody once on the ground. Police have not revealed what his parole violation was, however initial and unconfirmed reports indicated the man was a suspect in a homicide.