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Teens recaptured after Washington state facility escape

December 7, 2018

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) — Two teenagers at a Washington state juvenile detention center who escaped by running off into the woods are now back in custody.

KOMO-TV reports that they were being held at the Echo Glen Children’s Center near Snoqualmie and were recaptured within 30 minutes.

The 14-year-old had been convicted of murder and felony gun possession, and the 16-year-old was convicted of robbery.

The two were in a gym at the state facility when they fled across the unfenced grounds.

A security guard went into the woods with a flashlight and detained them.

Security protocols are now under review.

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Information from: KOMO-AM, http://www.komoradio.com/

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