Murder Suspect Who Escaped D.C. Hospital Recaptured After 7 Weeks

A seven-week manhunt came to an end on Thursday when a murder suspect who escaped from D.C. police custody at a university hospital last month was apprehended in Maryland. A dozen miles south of Washington, in Oxon Hill, Maryland, U.S. Marshals apprehended Christopher Haynes, 30, “without incident,” according to authorities.

After over two months on the run, Haynes’ final whereabouts were not immediately apparent. Haynes was transported to the George Washington University Hospital emergency department on September 6 after complaining of foot discomfort following his arrest in connection with Brent Hayward’s shooting death in August.

He “physically assaulted” an officer there who was attempting to shackle him to a gurney before running away, according to the police, with the handcuff still on one wrist. As the campus locked down, a barefoot Haynes escaped from officers pursuing him on foot and vanished, setting off a multi-agency search.


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