A 42-year-old man who escaped from holding cells below the court house in downtown George Town Friday has been caught and is now back in police custody.
The man had appeared in court on a warrant and was being held in the remand cells when he made his escape through the ceiling of a male bathroom.
George Town Police were notified of the escape at around 12.55pm and the ‘hot-spot’ team was deployed to locate him. The team is made up of regular and special constables and is tasked with tackling crime in and around the George Town area.
One PC on the team heard the request and came out to assist in the search, despite being off-duty.
At around 3.30pm, the team was informed that the suspect may be in the Banana Walk area of George Town.
Officers responded and the suspect was spotted on the roof of a building in Diaz Lane. After failing to comply with requests to come down he jumped off, injuring his arm.
He was taken to hospital for treatment after which he was released back into police custody.