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Inmate on roof of building behind New Orleans courthouse

10 months 2 weeks 5 days ago July 05, 2016 Jul 5, 2016 Tuesday, July 05 2016 July 05, 2016 9:31 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow
Image: WWL-TV

NEW ORLEANS - An Orleans Parish inmate apparently briefly escaped custody and made his way to the roof of a building behind the New Orleans Criminal Court Building before being recaptured.

Television pictures from the scene Tuesday morning showed the inmate perched on a ledge, with his orange jail jumpsuit off.

Prison guards in a nearby tower could be seen talking to the inmate.

Local media reported that the man was recaptured about an hour later.

It was not immediately known how the inmate escaped.

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