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6th juvenile escapee from Bridge City Center for Youth captured

Four of six juvenile inmates that escaped overnight from the Bridge City Center for Youth were...
Four of six juvenile inmates that escaped overnight from the Bridge City Center for Youth were capture near Lafayette(KATC-TV)
Updated: Apr. 30, 2021 at 3:23 PM CDT
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BRIDGE CITY, La (WVUE) - Six juvenile inmates escaped from the Bridge City Center for Youth, according to the Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice.

A spokesperson for the OJJ says they escaped around midnight on April 28. The juveniles escaped and stole a truck headed to Lafayette.

During the incident, officials say one staff member was injured. He was treated at the hospital for treatment and released.

Residents in Orleans Parish tell FOX 8 they received an automated voicemail informing them to be on the lookout for six young men who escaped and “may be in your area.”

The OJJ ceased all movement at the facility and contacted the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson Parish Levee District Police and La. State Police for assistance in efforts to apprehend the escapees.

Lafayette High School was placed on lockdown Wednesday morning, according to KLFY-TV in Lafayette.

Around 9 a.m., four of the escapees were taken into custody in Lafayette Parish. A fifth teen was captured in Jefferson Parish. The last teen was arrested on April 29 in Orleans Parish.

Due to the confidential nature of juvenile records, OJJ cannot release further information.

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