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Man escapes handcuffs, runs from officers before being struck by car

Updated November 16, 2020 - 3:55 pm

A man is in critical condition after he “slipped” out of handcuffs, ran from officers and was struck by a vehicle Monday morning, according to Las Vegas police.

Officers responded about 8:47 a.m. to a hit-and-run crash at Valley View Boulevard and Desert Inn Road, police said in a statement. Police located the suspect nearby and detained him.

“The officers didn’t realize that he had slipped his handcuffs,” Metropolitan Police Department Capt. Sasha Larkin said in a briefing. “The suspect then took off running northbound across the DI arterial jumped over the center median on Desert Inn and was immediately struck by a vehicle coming westbound on DI. The officers ran to his aid and summoned medical attention right away.”

He was transported to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, police said.

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