Handcuffed suspect escapes from police vehicle in Weber County
HARRISVILLE, Utah — A manhunt is underway after police say a handcuffed suspect escaped custody Thursday night.
Officials with the Harrisville Police Department said deputies and officers responded to a theft in progress at the city’s Walmart around 10:18 p.m.
Police said Walmart security recognized the suspect as a prior theft suspect, and deputies found approximately $2,000 worth of goods in his cart.
HPD Chief Mark Wilson said the suspect was arrested on a previous felony theft warrant and taken to a police vehicle.
While in the back of the vehicle, the suspect “was able to get the window down and (he) escaped,” Wilson said.
Authorities set up containment but they had not located the suspect as of 11 a.m. Friday.
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