HPD: Suspect slipped out of handcuffs, escaped

December 22, 2012 3:55:40 PM PST
A suspect was back in custody Saturday after Houston police say he escaped while still in handcuffs.

Officers were out searching on the ground and in the air for an 18-year-old suspect they said ran away while he was being taken to jail Saturday.

According to police, the suspect somehow slipped out of the handcuffs and threw them in the trash.

An hour and a half later, officers found the man and re-arrested him.

His charges have not been released.