Carjacking Suspect Drives Into Trinity River

Man fights police after being pulled from Trinity River

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    Keaton Fox
    Fort Worth police say a carjacking suspect fought police even as they tried to get him out of the river and up a 30-foot embankment.

    A police chase ended in Fort Worth when a driver suspected of carjacking drove into the Trinity River Friday morning.

    According to Fort Worth police, a man armed with a knife carjacked a person at about 7 a.m. outside of a convenience store near Lancaster and Riverside drives.

    Officers responding to the carjacking broadcast a description of the stolen vehicle and the man was spotted a short time later.

    Patrol officers gave chase and, according to police, after about 5-10 minutes the man drove down a 30-foot embankment and into the Trinity River.

    Several Fort Worth police officers went down the embankment to retrieve the man from the partially submerged car.  Fort Worth police said the man, later identified as 43-year-old Delvin Clark Washington, fought them all the way up the hill as he was taken into custody.

    Washington sustained minor injuries and was transported to an area hospital.  His injuries are not believed to be serious.

    Washington was later charged with aggravated robbery and evading arrest with a vehicle.  Officials said Washington had outstanding warrants but didn't specify the offenses.

    NBC 5's Keaton Fox contributed to this report.