By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man was placed under arrest after he was rescued from the East River.

The NYPD Harbor Unit pulled the man from the water near Pike Street on Thursday afternoon.

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Police say officers were chasing the man after he allegedly assaulted a pedestrian. The man then jumped into the river.

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Two officers had to be treated at the hospital.

The suspect was arrested and charged with assault.

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