Prisoner back in custody after escaping from sheriff’s transport in West Hollywood


WEST HOLLYWOOD, California (KABC) — A prisoner was recaptured after escaping from custody while being loaded into a sheriff’s transport and driving into a West Hollywood neighborhood on Friday, authorities said.

The inmate was found around 5:30 p.m. on the 6300 block of Glade Avenue in Woodland Hills after escaping from officers and climbing a station gate, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a press release.

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The escape took place while the prisoner was handcuffed and sparked a massive search.

The escape took place at around 6:10 a.m. Friday at the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station Jail while the inmate was being loaded onto a LASD transport van.

Officers immediately set up a perimeter and began searching the area for the suspect.

The suspect is described as a six-foot-tall white man wearing a black shirt, blue jeans and white shoes and was allegedly handcuffed.

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The charge for which the detainee had been in prison has not been released.

The bus would take him to court at the time of the escape, LASD said.

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