Escaped Bridgeport prisoner back in custody

A Bridgeport prisoner is back in custody after police say he escaped from St. Vincent's Medical Center yesterday evening.

A medical center spokeswoman says judicial marshals were taking 23-year-old Antwaun Roach-Baptiste to court when he said he felt ill. Then, while waiting to be treated, she says he took off, but was captured by officers 30 minutes later.

Roach-Baptiste is awaiting trial on various charges, including drug possession and failure to appear in court.

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