There's an active search in Lake Pontchartrain on Friday morning after a man suspected of stealing a pick-up truck jumped off the Causeway Bridge into Lake Pontchartrain.

According to WWL-TV, the man was driving southbound on the Causeway around 10:30 p.m. Thursday when he saw police working a construction detail. It's believed the man mistook the police lights as a checkpoint and jumped off the bridge after making a U-turn.

The suspect is described as a white man in his 30s, standing about 5-feet, 8-inches tall and weighing about 125 pounds. He's from Alabama and has a record of stealing vehicles.

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