3 of 5 teens who escaped custody in Snoqualmie apprehended

SEATTLE (AP) — Three of the five incarcerated teenagers who escaped from a facility near Snoqualmie on Wednesday morning were apprehended on Thursday, the King County Sheriff’s Office said.

A 15-year-old Burien boy who shot and killed a stranger two years ago, was taken into custody in South King County without incident early Thursday, The Seattle Times reported.

Later Thursday, sheriff’s officials said two others had been taken back into custody without incident. Sheriff’s officials said two other teens who escaped from the Echo Glen Children’s Center with the group in a gray Ford Fusion remained outstanding.

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Sheriff’s officials said tips from Snoqualmie community members helped them Thursday.

The five teens are accused of assaulting several staff members at the state-run juvenile rehabilitation facility before fleeing in the car.

Two of the teens, all boys between the ages of 14 and 17, had escaped before, according to sheriff’s spokesperson Sgt. Tim Meyer.

Meyer didn’t provide details of the escape, but said the staff members who were assaulted suffered minor injuries.

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