Suspect Hurt in Crash Bolts from Hospital in Handcuffs

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Javier Anguiano (Courtesy: City of La Palma)

LA PALMA (AP) — Police in Southern California arrested a handcuffed car theft suspect Sunday morning who bolted from a hospital while being treated for injuries in a traffic collision.

La Palma police said Javier Anguiano was found hiding in a neighborhood several hours after he escaped from custody at a hospital in the Orange County suburb.

Police say Anguiano was arrested on suspicion of escape, outstanding warrants and charges related to drugs and a stolen vehicle.

Police say the 30-year-old had his hands cuffed in front of him, was wearing an unbuttoned plaid short-sleeved shirt, jeans and black loafers when he ran from the La Palma hospital.

They had issued a warning that he was unarmed, but considered dangerous.

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