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Tempe police ID suspect who jumped off a bridge

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Authorities have released the name of a carjacking and robbery suspect who jumped off a freeway bridge in Tempe last week.

Tempe police said Thursday that 44-year-old Edmund Powers remains hospitalized with severe injuries.

Police say Powers allegedly carjacked a vehicle from a woman in Tempe and then allegedly robbed an adult bookstore in east Mesa.

Tempe police chased the stolen vehicle and Arizona Department of Public Safety officers used ``stop sticks'' to disable it on the Loop 202 freeway in north Tempe last Friday morning.

Police say Powers got out of the car and leaped over a wall on the side of the freeway, landing below the eight-story-tall bridge in a river bed.

Officers found Powers below the bridge and he's been hospitalized ever since.

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