14 year old escapes from Lincoln custody, aided by 16 year old

(Lincoln, NE) -- A 14 year old boy escaped from custody, with the help of a 16 year old, but was quickly apprehended.

The Lincoln Police Department says just before 12:45 Tuesday afternoon, the 14 year old was being transported from the Youth Services Center to Bryan East Hospital for a medical appointment. Police say a 16 year old boy was waiting in the lot with a bicycle and a child’s bike trailer attached. Investigators say the 14 year old was being escorted by the transport driver from a parking garage to the hospital building, when the 16 year old called for him to get into the trailer.

Police say the 16 year old rode the bike away and the transport driver was not able to catch them. LPD says officers arrived quickly in the area and eventually located the two juveniles in the 4000 block of Normal Boulevard. The restraints the 14 year old had been wearing were found cut and discarded in a nearby yard.

The 14 year old was referred for Escape and the 16 year old was referred for Aid & Abet Escape. Both were transported to the Youth Services Center.

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