Handcuffed suspect briefly escapes from Denver police

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DENVER -- A handcuffed suspect was able to get away from Denver police Friday morning for a brief time.

It's the second time a suspect wearing handcuffs was able to get away from a Denver police officer in two days.

Denver police spokeswoman Raquel Lopez said a man arrested on an outstanding warrant was handcuffed and placed into the back of a police cruiser. His hands were cuffed behind his back, but he managed to bring his hands under his legs to his front.

As the police cruiser arrived at the District 3 substation on S. University Boulevard, an officer unlocked the car and the suspect got out and ran away.

After a chase officers caught the man.

The escape attempt comes two days after a convicted sexual offender was able to escape officers at Denver Police headquarters.

Eugene Martinez, 48, escaped from custody around noon Wednesday. He was able to slip out of handcuffs securing him to a bench in a first-floor room and walked out.

He is wanted for failure to register as a sex offender.

Anyone who sees Martinez should call police a 720-913-STOP (7867).

1 Comment

  • Strat Cat

    Man.. these stories about these guys escaping all the time..
    sure makes one feel ‘secure’ in this town.. sheesh.

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