- Associated Press - Friday, September 15, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A suspect led corrections officers on a chase after slipping out of handcuffs and escaping from a detention facility.

The Courier-Journal reports 27-year-old Houston Briscoe had been booked into Metro Corrections in Louisville on a fourth-degree assault charge Thursday morning. An arrest citation says he was handcuffed to a metal cage, but slipped out and fled the building, “crossing traffic and creating a substantial risk of substantial physical injury” to the six officers chasing him.

Briscoe now faces additional charges of second-degree escape and first-degree fleeing or evading police.

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One officer sustained injuries on his hands, elbows and knees during the chase and was taken to the hospital.

Briscoe also faces additional charges that include third-degree assault from resisting his initial arrest.

It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.


Information from: The Courier-Journal, https://www.courier-journal.com

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