West Bloomfield police recently arrested a 27-year-old suspect a second time about four hours after he escaped police custody while in handcuffs.
The incident took place on the morning of Wednesday, July 20 when police received a call at 6:30 a.m. about an incident involving a man with a knife in the 7400 block of Locklin.
According to West Bloomfield Police Lieutenant Dan Turner, one of the suspect’s roommates stated the man was disoriented and had picked up a kitchen knife.
The suspect was arrested and put in the back of a police cruiser in handcuffs. However, while police were conducting interviews, the suspect managed to slip out of the car, leading to a manhunt.
He was later found just after 11 a.m. in a swampy area near Playsted, according to Turner.
The suspect has been arraigned on charges of heroin possession and felony obstruction of police, while a third charge is pending regarding possible possession of pills.