CCTV footage taken from a train station in Shanghai, China, comes after officers were reportedly carrying out ID checks.
Police noticed the man moving away from them at speed and decided to investigate.
The man then makes a run for it when he sees officers are on his tail.
Two men standing on the platform watch on as the fugitive sprints towards them.
As the suspect tries to run past them one of the commuters kicks out his legs sending him flying down a flight of stairs.
The man is soon back up again and continues running as shocked commuters look on.
However, he is soon stopped in his tracks by another man who brings him to the floor.
This time, the police catch up and arrest the swift suspect.
Chinese state broadcaster CCTV reported that the incident, which took place at Tangqiao station, involved a man who was wanted by police.