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Police: Man slips out of handcuffs, flees, is recaptured

July 4, 2019

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

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