An Atlantic City man was charged in a sexual assault after a police foot chase that ended on the beach Tuesday night.

Ismael Lopez, 42, was sought in allegations of an assault earlier in the day when police spotted him running on New Hampshire Avenue about 11:20 p.m., police said.

About five minutes later, Officer Matthew Schmidt captured Lopez on the beach off New Hampshire.

He was charged with sexual assault and was being held in the Atlantic County Justice Facility on $150,000 bail, Sgt. Monica McMenamin said.

Lynda Cohen