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Handcuffed Prisoner Escapes Police Custody

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Luis Delgado (Photo Courtesy State Police, Judicial Department)

Luis Delgado (Photo Courtesy State Police, Judicial Department)

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State Police are looking for a prisoner who escaped from custody early Saturday morning.  Police say a trooper had taken 41-year-old Luis Delgado of Ward Place in Hartford into custody during an investigation at the Cheney Halfway House on Wethersfield Avenue and  handcuffed him in the back of the police cruiser parked on Wethersfield Avenue.  Police say somehow he was able to escape from the cruiser and flee on foot.  K-9 units and both state and Hartford Police searched the area but were unable to locate him.

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