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Shackled Teen Escapes Police, Hops Aboard Train

Friday, Dec 14, 2012  |  Updated 10:24 AM CDT
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Shackled Teen Escapes Police, Hops Aboard Train

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Authorities are searching for a 16-year-old state inmate who -- while shackled -- eluded guards by wriggling through a fence hole and jumping onto a passing train.

The Austin American-Statesman reports that the teen was serving time for a robbery and being taken to a maximum-security facility near Waco.

Texas Juvenile Justice Department spokesman Jim Hurley says the teen told the guards he was feeling sick, so the guards stopped the van in San Antonio and let him out so he could vomit.

The teenager snuck through a hole in the fence and fled. He jumped onto a slow-moving work train passing by.

By the time authorities stopped the train, the teen had disappeared.

He remained at large Thursday night.

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