LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A suspect led corrections officers on a chase after slipping out of handcuffs and escaping from a detention facility.

The Courier-Journal reports 27-year-old Houston Briscoe had been booked into Metro Corrections in Louisville on a fourth-degree assault charge Thursday morning. An arrest citation says he was handcuffed to a metal cage, but slipped out and fled the building, “crossing traffic and creating a substantial risk of substantial physical injury” to the six officers chasing him.

Briscoe now faces additional charges of second-degree escape and first-degree fleeing or evading police.

One officer sustained injuries on his hands, elbows and knees during the chase and was taken to the hospital.

Briscoe also faces additional charges that include third-degree assault from resisting his initial arrest.

It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.


Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com

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