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Lansing Police take man into custody after foot chase

Published: Aug. 23, 2021 at 8:13 PM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - A man is in custody after running from police near Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. News 10 cameras were there when the man was arrested early Monday evening.

It was a scary scene for the neighborhood just behind the Soup Spoon Cafe along Michigan Avenue downtown.

Police were on the hunt for a man near Jerome Street.

They say he escaped from another police department’s custody from a local hospital. They wouldn’t confirm where, but some viewers tell us off camera they saw police area the area of Sparrow.

According to people who live in the neighborhood, during the chase the man was seen hiding in a garage. Once the man was discovered he tried to cut through a few backyards before police caught him in the parking lot next to the Soup Spoon Cafe.

Andrea Dowsett, who lives nearby, described her conversation with police earlier in the evening.

“I saw the sheriff and two officers with a police dog who was leading them around the neighborhood, sniffing around,” Dowsett said. “They asked me if I had seen a man, 6 foot tall, 180 pounds and wearing just boxers and a sock.”

We have reached out to Sparrow but they are not confirming if the person escaped from their hospital and are not commenting on the matter.

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