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Jefferson suspect captured after escape

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GRETNA, La. (AP) - An armed robbery suspect who escaped from an interview room at the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office has been captured. 

The Sheriff's Office said Friday that 24-year-old Harry Mitchell was arrested in New Orleans on Thursday by a U.S. Marshals task force. 

Mitchell had been left alone in an interview room in Harvey on Tuesday morning. Around 8 a.m., investigators returned to the room to find that he had escaped - leaving behind handcuffs with one cuff still attached to a metal floor plate.

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