San Diego police recapture domestic violence suspect who escaped central station

Posted at 2:15 PM, Jul 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-24 09:52:18-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV/CNS) -- San Diego and Harbor Police officers used a boat to catch a domestic violence suspect in San Diego Bay Sunday.

The man escaped from the central police station at 1:15 p.m. while being processed for a domestic violence arrest, police said.

The circumstances of the escape weren't immediately clear, but the man was likely wearing handcuffs when he escaped from the station at 1401 Broadway, officer Dino Delimitros said.

"I don't think he's armed, but he is dangerous, he's a violent criminal,'' Delimitros said.

Officers arrested the man an hour after the escape in the water near the Fish Market restaurant.

People eating on the restaurant's patio said they saw the man trying to swim while handcuffed.