Published: Thu, November 16, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Escaped teen murder suspect captured in Atlantic City

Escaped teen murder suspect captured in Atlantic City

Atlantic County Sheriff Michael Petusky said he does not know the circumstances of their capture, except that Bridgeton Police and New Jersey State Police collared the three. Officials say they stole the guard's auto and fled on foot after crashing the vehicle.

Authorities are searching for four juveniles who escaped a correctional facility in South Jersey just after midnight on Wednesday.

Nearby Stockton University warned students to lock vehicle doors, stay around populated areas and not to open the door for anyone they don't recognize, as the juveniles are still ar large and considered risky. Surveillance video, first seen on 6abc Action News, shows the teenagers leading police on a chase through Egg Harbor City before fleeing on foot.

Sixteen schools in districts including Egg Harbor City, Greater Egg Harbor Regional School District, Galloway Township, Hamilton Township and St. Vincent de Paul Regional School were shut down Wednesday during the search.

Sometime after midnight Wednesday, Atlantic County Sheriff Michael Petuskey said four male teens assaulted and overpowered a corrections officer, stole a set of keys and then escaped from the Harborfields Youth Detention Center in a stolen auto. The officer is expected to be OK.

Michael Huggins was arrested in Atlantic City. Officials have scheduled an afternoon news conference. They then fled the scene. "The second teen is described as a black male, 5'7", 160 pounds, wearing cream-colored thermal trousers, white boxers, and a thermal shirt, possibly a white-t-shirt. Authorities said it was not immediately clear how the escapees got as far away as they did. Surveillance video from the neighborhood shows the speeding vehicle heading down the street and hitting a Jeep. The video then shows what appears to be the teenagers running off from the scene.

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