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Wossen Assaye escaped from custody while being treated at Inova Fairfax Hospital and was later apprehended in Washington, D.C.

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Fairfax: March Escapee from Inova Hospital Sentenced

Arlington man Wossen Assaye, 43, led law enforcement officials from several jurisdictions on a man hunt for hours on March 31, 2015, after escaping from custody at Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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Fairfax Inova Escapee Indicted

When Arlington resident Wossen Assaye, 43, escaped from private security guards and fled Inova Fairfax Hospital, he added to a litany of existing charges. The escape, subsequent manhunt and capture within several hours in Washington, D.C. took place Tuesday, March 31.

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Prisoner Escapes from Fairfax Hospital, Gets Recaptured

Social media aids manhunt

Around 3 a.m. on Tuesday, March 31, Wossen Assaye overpowered the female member of his two-guard private security detail while the male was out of his hospital room. Assaye was reportedly in shackles on a hospital gurney before the struggle.


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