- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 15, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Authorities say a 34-year-old Providence man who escaped from police custody has been captured.

Michael Drepaul was caught just after 5 p.m. Tuesday on Deborah Street.

Drepaul had escaped from a Providence police holding cell about four hours earlier. He’d been arrested on charges related to a Feb. 25 shooting during a robbery at a city convenience store.

Police say the door of the cell may not have been locked shut.

It’s unclear whether Drepaul faces additional charges related to the escape.



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