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Man re-arrested after escaping from a police car in Platte County

A 25-year-old man escaped from a Weatherby Lake police patrol car Tuesday evening, but was re-arrested hours later.
A 25-year-old man escaped from a Weatherby Lake police patrol car Tuesday evening, but was re-arrested hours later.

A man who escaped from a police car was re-arrested late Tuesday after a low-speed chase, according to the Platte County Sheriff’s Office.

The 25-year-old man was in a Weatherby Lake police patrol car being taken to the Platte County Detention Center when he escaped about 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Multiple law enforcement agencies were involved in a search that lasted more than three hours.

Platte County deputies found the man around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday and arrested him after a brief, low-speed chase near Houston Lake.

The man was originally arrested because of an outstanding warrant from Phelps County, Mo., according to Platte County authorities.

Tony Rizzo: 816-234-4435, @trizzkc

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