London police have cleared the American investment banker they previously accused of pushing a jogger in front of a bus earlier this year.
Eric Bellquist, who works at the London-based Hutton Collins Partners private equity firm, “has now been eliminated from the investigation,” Metropolitan Police said in a press release Saturday that didn’t name the banker.
The 41-year-old San Diego native was arrested Thursday after police believed he was the man captured on May 5 surveillance video pushing a woman toward a bus.
Bellquist’s lawyers disputed the accusations because their “irrefutable proof” he was in the U.S. at the time.
“Consequently we expect a swift resolution to this wholly untrue allegation,” the law firm representing him said in a tweeted statement.
So now London police are again searching for who pushed the 33-year-old victim while on the Putney Bridge.
Surveillance video from the May 5 incident showed the male jogger pushing the woman into the road shortly after 7:30 a.m. She barely missed being hit by a bus.
Passengers rushed out of the vehicle to help the victim, who police said suffered “minor injuries.”
The victim saw the jogger — described as a white male in his early- to mid-30s — running on the bridge about 15 minutes later, cops said.
She tried to flag him, police said, but he ignored her and kept running.