Carlisle police close streets after man escapes custody

CARLISLE, Pa. (WHTM) – Police closed the area of East Louther and North Hanover streets for more than three hours Monday because a person who escaped their custody fled to a rooftop.

The man agreed to come down at around 1:45 p.m., police said.

A dispatcher told ABC27 News the man escaped custody around 11:30 a.m. and police found him on a roof in the first block of East Louther.

Police negotiators were called because the man was threatening to jump.

The Sentinel in Carlisle reported the man fled Magisterial District Judge Paula Correal’s office at 18 N. Hanover Street after his restraints were loosened. Police told the newspaper the man, 19-year-old Nygel Jenkins, was in court for minor warrants.

Officials said there was no safety concerns for the general public.

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