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BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) – An alleged New York bail-jumper was arrested on his Pennsylvania college campus after he posed for a news photographer and police spotted his picture in the paper.

Authorities caught up to 25-year-old Jacob Close after he took part in the (Bloomsburg) Press Enterprise’s weekly “Your Opinion” feature, answering a question about the controversy over the Washington Redskins’ name.

Police say Close jumped bail in a drug and drunken-driving case in Ithaca, New York, several years ago. The Press Enterprise reports he was arrested¬†Sunday¬†at Bloomsburg University’s student recreation center. University police knew Close was wanted but weren’t aware he was on campus for the summer until his photo was published.

Close was held on $25,000 bail pending extradition to New York. Court records don’t list an attorney for him.


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