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Man escapes police vehicle, snarling traffic on H-1 freeway

Search for escapee backs up traffic on H-1 freeway. Search for escapee backs up traffic on H-1 freeway.
Police capture man who escaped. (Image source: Frank Bright) Police capture man who escaped. (Image source: Frank Bright)
AIEA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A man in custody managed to escape from a police vehicle on Monday morning, forcing officers to shut down east and westbound lanes of the H-1 freeway near the Kaonohi overpass.

Police said the suspect kicked the window open and jumped out of the car just before 8 a.m. About 15 police units were dispatched to the scene where they then closed the freeway. 

Police managed to capture the suspect at approximately 8:15 a.m. and reopened both directions of the H-1 shortly after.

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