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A prisoner identified as Wossen Assaye in an undated photo released by the Fairfax County Police Department in Fairfax, Va., on March 31, 2015.
A prisoner identified as Wossen Assaye in an undated photo released by the Fairfax County Police Department in Fairfax, Va., on March 31, 2015. Fairfax County Police Department/Reuters

Runaway Prisoner Captured After 9-Hour Manhunt in Virginia

Updated: Mar 31, 2015 10:52 AM ET

An accused bank robber who authorities said escaped custody at a Virginia hospital, stole a gun and led authorities on a nine-hour manhunt has been captured, according to NBC Washington.

Wossen Assaye was captured in Washington, D.C., after a massive pursuit, a high-ranking police official told NBC Washington. He was taken into custody around 11:30 a.m. ET Tuesday.

Assaye was being treated at Inova Fairfax Hospital before he grabbed a security guard's gun and fled in his gown and bare feet early Tuesday, authorities said. He later carjacked a woman several miles away, they said.

He overpowered the guard at the...

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