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Prisoner arrested after escaping custody in northeast Houston, authorities say

HOUSTON – A prisoner who escaped Harris County Precinct 4 custody Monday at LBJ Hospital in northeast Houston has been arrested, authorities said.

Deputy constables said that the person escaped their custody just before 3 a.m. They said about 8:15 a.m. that the person was back in custody.

The Houston Police Department assisted in the search.

Authorities originally said that the person was in custody in connection with a carjacking, but later said that was not the case.

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