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Virginia authorities capture escaped man with 1 handcuff on

July 17, 2019

EMPORIA, Va. (AP) — Virginia sheriff’s officials say they’ve captured a suspect the same day he reportedly escaped from a state trooper arresting him.

News outlets report the Greensville County Sheriff’s Office said the man escaped from Virginia State Police custody Tuesday afternoon after resisting arrest by a trooper on Interstate 95. Authorities said the suspect had one handcuff still attached when he escaped.

In a Facebook post by the sheriff’s office, officials said deputies and troopers were searching the area near where he escaped Tuesday afternoon but caught him later that day.

Before capturing the man, officials warned nearby residents not to approach the suspect.

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