Car goes into Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa

TAMPA - A woman drove a car into the Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa Wednesday morning.  Police say it was a suicide attempt.

The incident occurred around 9:30 a.m. in the area of Kennedy Boulevard and Ashley Street.

When police arrived, the 37-year-old black female had been pulled from the water.  She had to be restrained and was taken into custody under the Baker Act, according to a police statement.

Police were working to remove the vehicle, a Ford Taurus, from the water.

 

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