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Handcuffed man allegedly escapes from patrol car

Ketchikan authorities on Friday evening apprehended a man they say escaped Thursday, while handcuffed, from the back of a patrol vehicle.

Alaska State Troopers responded Thursday evening to a residence on South Tongass Highway after a report of an alleged domestic assault.

Troopers arrested Vincent Morin, 24, of Ketchikan, who was placed into handcuffs and seated in the rear of the patrol vehicle. Morin allegedly escaped through the window partition and left the area on foot.

Troopers searched the area but did not find Morin until about 5 p.m. Friday. He was taken to Ketchikan Correctional Center, where he was incarcerated without bail.

Morin faces charges of second-degree escape, fourth-degree domestic assault and first-degree attempted vehicle theft. A call to Alaska State Troopers in Ketchikan seeking additional information was not returned on Friday.

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