Escapee wounded, apprehended

An escapee was recently shot, wounded and apprehended by the Special Response Unit 104 along the backroad in Lae City.

Lae police report that he had escaped from Buimo Correctional Services and was apprehended, sent back only to escape again when he was transferred to Barawagi CS, Simbu.

“Police had been receiving telephone calls that there had been attempted armed hold up in the area. SRU 104 was on routine patrol when they came across the escapee, who was armed with a homemade gun,” police stated.

Police intervened where the suspect was shot in the leg and apprehended.

“The community in the area thanked SRU 104 for the apprehension of the escapee, as he had been causing problems in the area. He was well known for harassing women when under the influence of drugs and illicit spirits.

“He has been identified by CS personnel and will be arrested and charged before being brought back to Buimo CS.”

(The escapee was brought to the ANGAU Memorial General Hospital for treatment on May 23rd)

Press release