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Escaped Prisoner Caught in Miami-Dade



    Jeremy Rojas was caught after escaping police custody in Miami-Dade, officials said. (Published Thursday, May 29, 2014)

    A prisoner who escaped custody in Miami-Dade Thursday morning has been caught, officials said.

    The incident happened at the Hammocks District Station at 10000 Southwest 142nd Avenue, Miami-Dade Police spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta said.

    According to police, 20-year-old Jeremy Rojas, who had been arrested for possession of cocaine, escaped around 4 a.m.

    Police believe Rojas was able to move his handcuffs from behind his back to the front of his body before he jumped out an open window of a parked police cruiser. He then jumped over the fence at the police station, officials said.

    The details of his capture weren't immediately known.

    Miami-Dade Public Schools officials said that the incident was causing students from nearby Claude Pepper Elementary School to be diverted to Oliver Hoover Elementary School.

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