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1 of 5 teens who escaped custody apprehended

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SEATTLE (AP) — One of the five incarcerated teenagers who escaped from a facility near Snoqualmie on Wednesday morning has been apprehended, 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.

Sheriff’s officials said on Twitter Thursday that four other teens who escaped with him from the Echo Glen Children’s Center in a gray Ford Fusion motor-pool car remain at large.

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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