Police: Man slips out of handcuffs, flees, is recaptured
SEWELL, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man slipped out of his handcuffs and bolted from a New Jersey police department headquarters, but was recaptured less than two hours later.
LehighValleyLive.com reports that the 38-year-old man was arrested on narcotics-related charges and taken to the Washington Township police headquarters Wednesday.
Officers said he “manipulated his handcuffs” and escaped at about 1:12 p.m. Wednesday. Police say he wasn’t armed and wasn’t deemed to be dangerous.
Police said he was spotted hiding in the woods behind Hickory Hill Motel on Route 31 a little before 3 p.m. and was recaptured after a brief foot chase.
He was charged with escape and taken to the Warren County jail.
Information from: The (Easton, Pa.) Express-Times, http://www.lehighvalleylive.com