Thursday, September 24, 2009

Off-duty officer arrests fleeing suspect (WTHR-IN)

Off-duty officer arrests fleeing suspect
Updated: Sep 24, 2009 11:38 AM EDT

Indianapolis - An off-duty IMPD officer arrested a handcuffed suspect who ran from immigration authorities.

The suspect was caught Thursday morning near the Statehouse. Officer Josue Escalante was working off-duty at a downtown hotel when he heard a radio call about a fleeing suspect.

The officer spotted the suspect walking on a street, but didn't see the handcuffs.

Escalante said it "wasn't unusual cause he had them tucked away under a shirt, didn't look like he had any chains on, because his shirt was kind of long and he had his hands to his side, and that's the same description they gave when we saw him on the cameras before the cameras went down. You couldn't see the chains at all. The description was very good."

No word on the identity of the suspect or why he was running from authorities.

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