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Escaped prisoner captured after faking illness, fleeing officers

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(KMOV)—East St. Louis Police captured a prisoner after he escaped, in handcuffs, from officers Sunday morning.

An unnamed prisoner was being transported to a local hospital after faking a sinus illness at 11 a.m., when he was able to break free, fleeing on foot from the scene.

This prisoner was captured a short time later near the Casino Queen. He was taken into custody again without incident.

Police say the prisoner was caught by the Metro-East Auto Theft Task Force driving a stolen car on Saturday. He could now face additional charges.

Stay with News 4 as we continue to gather more information.

 

 

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