Baton Rouge, Louisiana
7 Day Forecast
Follow our weather team on social media

Inmate on roof of building behind New Orleans courthouse

5 years 10 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, July 05 2016 Jul 5, 2016 July 05, 2016 9:31 AM July 05, 2016 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.

More News

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
7 Days