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Detroit Police Capture Prisoner Who Escaped From Custody At Hospital

DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit police have captured a prisoner who escaped from custody while receiving treatment at Sinai Grace Hospital on the city’s west side.

Sgt. Michael Woody said 19-year-old Kenneth Hickman was located around 12:40 p.m. Thursday, although he was not able to provide additional details.

Hickman fled from custody around 6 p.m. Wednesday while the officer who was assigned to him stepped out of the room.

Kenneth Hickman (Police Handout)

Kenneth Hickman (Police Handout)

“It was believed that the prisoner was initially shackled to the bed. We later found out that the prisoner was not shackled,” Woody said.

Once police realized Hickman had escaped, Woody said it was all hands on deck.

“Within the hour, we had over 24 units on the street conducting grid searches of the neighborhood in an attempt to locate Mr. Hickman,” he said.

Hickman was at the hospital being treated for a gunshot wound he received during an attempted armed robbery that occurred on May 9. According to police, Hickman went to the east side home of a 42-year-old woman and attempted to rob her and a 29-year-old man at gunpoint. He is facing robbery and felonious assault charges in the case.

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