Robbery suspect captured after escaping from sheriff’s West Hollywood station

Exterior of the Los Angeles County sheriff's West Hollywood Station.
A man escaped while being escorted from the jail at the L.A. County Sheriff’s West Hollywood station to a bus on Friday.
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An man who escaped custody while being escorted to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department bus in West Hollywood on Friday has been captured, authorities said.

The man, who was handcuffed at the time, was being transferred from the jail at the Sheriff’s Department’s West Hollywood station in the 700 block of North San Vicente Boulevard about 6 a.m. when he broke free and ran, according to the department.

The man, described as a robbery suspect, was taken back into custody, according to a tweet from the department’s Special Enforcement Bureau around 6:45 p.m.

Times staff writer Gregory Yee contributed to this report.