Suspect in Custody Gets Out of Handcuffs, Escapes Prince George's Police

Police: Man stole SUV to flee

Shawn Addison
Prince George's County Police

A man in police custody for being in possession of a stolen car managed to get out of handcuffs and escape from a police station Friday morning.

Prince George’s County police officers pursued a car matching the description of a car used in an armed robbery in the Oxon Hill, Maryland, area about 11:20 a.m. Friday, police said. The car also had been stolen in an armed carjacking in Virginia in February.

The driver, 19-year-old Shawn Michael Addison of Southeast D.C., bailed out of the car but was caught by police in Fairmount Heights, police said. Police also retrieved a gun Addison had hidden.

Officers put Addison in an interview room and handcuffed his right hand to a wall, police said, but he managed to get his hand out of the cuffs and leave the building.

He stole an SUV left running in front of a home nearby, police said.

Officers chased him but lost him on Southern Avenue, police said.


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