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HI public safety to hold briefing after escape

HI public safety to hold briefing after escape

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii public safety officials plan a briefing early next week to nail down exactly how an inmate awaiting trial on murder charges was able to escape a court loading area and elude authorities for nearly 12 hours near downtown Honolulu.

Spokeswoman Toni Schwartz of the Department of Public Safety says 29-year-old Teddy Munet (moo-NAY’) was transferred back to Oahu Community Correctional Center early Friday.

Munet wasn’t wearing leg chains when he bolted from an unsecured lot at Circuit Court in Honolulu on Wednesday morning, touching off the manhunt. He was eventually arrested without incident near a high-rise apartment building about 1 mile from the courthouse.

Public Safety Director Ted Sakai told corrections officers Thursday that proper procedure must be followed at all times when transporting prisoners.


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