Detroit Inmate Flees After Stabbing Cop

Carjacked van found; man still on loose

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 9, 2013 9:22 AM CDT

(Newser) – A Detroit inmate is on the run after stabbing a cop and holding another deputy briefly hostage, the Detroit Free Press reports. The inmate fled the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice Courthouse, where the attack occurred, Fox 2 and ABC 7 report. The man, identified as Derek White, 25, stole a van, which was later recovered in a vacant lot. Police say he took the hostage's uniform but is now thought to be wearing a white T-shirt and gray pants. He's believed to be armed and dangerous.

An inmate fled after stabbing a police officer in Detroit.
An inmate fled after stabbing a police officer in Detroit.   (Shutterstock)
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