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Prisoner Attempts Escape From Detroit Hospital

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(credit: WWJ/Pat Sweeting)

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DETROIT (WWJ/AP) - A police prisoner didn’t get very far when he tried to make a run for it while being treated at a hospital on Detroit’s east side.

Officials at St. John’s Hospital said it was around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday when the prisoner attempted the escape. He crawled through a ceiling tile in a bathroom, but got stuck in a wall.

After the area of the building where he’d been held was evacuated, police found him and he was re-arrested.  No one was hurt.

WWJ Newsradio 950’s Pat Sweeting reported the man had been brought to the hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound he received during a police investigation, although police would not immediately confirm what led to the man’s arrest or his need for medical care.

Hospital spokesman Brian Taylor said there was never any danger to patients, visitors or staff.

Police said they planned to release a statement later Wednesday. As for now, the prisoner has not been named by authorities.

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