Juvenile detention inmate escapes from hospital after treatment

LIMA —An unidentified juvenile inmate of the Allen County Juvenile Detention Center is at-large after escaping custody after being transported to Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center for treatment.

The incident happened shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday.

According to a news release, the 17 year old boy was being escorted back to the transport vehicle after treatment by a Juvenile Detention Officer when he escaped by fleeing north across the hospital parking lot. The escorting officer gave chase until he fell during the pursuit.

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