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Inmate Reportedly Drugged His Twin to Escape Prison

Alexander Delgado Herrera was found more than a year after his escape

(Newser) - A prisoner is back in custody in Peru more than a year after an unconventional escape involving his twin brother, a move seemingly taken "straight from Arrested Development," per the Daily Beast . Alexander Delgado Herrera had been serving 16 years for child sex abuse and robbery when his... More »

How Authorities Found Fugitive Teacher, Missing Student

Caller told cops about vehicle at remote cabin

(Newser) - The manhunt for fugitive Tennessee teacher Tad Cummins is over thanks to somebody who spotted his vehicle in a remote area on the other side of the country, authorities say. The 50-year-old was captured and 15-year-old student Elizabeth Thomas was taken into custody unharmed after the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation... More »

Cops: Manhunt Suspect Who Sent Manifesto to Trump Found

Joseph Jakubowski is now in custody in Wisconsin

(Newser) - The Wisconsin fugitive who authorities say sent a long-winded, anti-government manifesto to President Trump has been captured, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. The announcement that Joseph Jakubowski is now in police custody first came via a tweet Friday morning from the Beloit Police Department that read, "CAPTURED! Awesome work... More »

Real-Life Face/Off Fugitive Caught in Thailand

Lawyer nabbed by immigration cops who noticed something ... off

(Newser) - A Japanese lawyer who police say altered his appearance through plastic surgery to escape arrest for an alleged stock share manipulation scheme more than a decade ago has been captured, Thai police said Friday. Thailand's Immigration Bureau announced that Yasuo Tsubaki, sought by Japanese authorities for securities fraud amounting... More »

Fugitive on the Lam for 48 Years Nabbed in Conn.

Robert Stackowitz escaped from Georgia prison work camp in 1968

(Newser) - Since before man landed on the moon, Robert Stackowitz has been on the run after busting out of a prison work camp in Georgia. That half-century run came to a low-key end Monday in Sherman, Conn., where the US Marshals Service tracked down and arrested Stackowitz without incident, NBC News... More »

Fugitive Headed Back to UK After Poolside Arrest

Andrew Moran dramatically escaped during his 2009 trial

(Newser) - The last fugitive on a UK Crimestoppers hit list has agreed to be extradited back to Britain, after an arrest almost as dramatic as his original escape. Police captured convicted machete-wielding robber Andrew Moran while he was relaxing poolside with his girlfriend at a luxury villa in Spain, the Telegraph... More »

NBC's Engel Details 5 Days in Syria Captivity

Foreign correspondent and team were rescued yesterday

(Newser) - Five days after their kidnapping in Syria, an NBC News team has been "freed unharmed," the network says. "We are pleased to report they are safely out of the country." The release of chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel and his crew followed a firefight at a... More »

Peru Captures Rebel Leader

Shining Path no longer a threat in Peru: President Ollanta Humala

(Newser) - Peruvian troops have captured the head of a faction of the Shining Path rebel group, responsible for thousands of deaths in the 1980s and 1990s. The capture of Comrade Artemio marks the effective end of the group, which was fueled by the cocaine trade, said Peruvian President Ollanta Humala. Artemio,... More »

GI's Capture Fuels Desertion Controversy

Lawmakers rip Fox analyst; blogger says Bergdahl left unarmed

(Newser) - With some speculating that the US soldier kidnapped by the Taliban deserted his Afghanistan post, conservative media are hot on the trail. Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl “walked off (his base) with a water bottle and (a military ration pack) on some kind of he-man expedition,” a military blogger tells... More »

Captured US Soldier May Be in Pakistan

Fox News 'expert' suggests that Taliban execute Bergdahl

(Newser) - The American soldier captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan may be in Pakistan, a potentially huge stumbling block in the quest to free the 23-year-old, ABC News reports. If the insurgent group that apparently kidnapped him has indeed moved Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl over the border to South Waziristan, the American... More »

Taliban Threatens to Kill Captured American Soldier

(Newser) - The Taliban says it will execute a captured American soldier if the US does not withdraw from two districts in southeastern Afghanistan, the Voice of America reports. A Taliban rep said today the soldier is healthy but will be killed if operations in Paktika and Ghazni continue. The fate of... More »

Taliban Claim to Have 'Drunk' US Captive; 7 Soldiers Killed

Taliban also confirms capture of missing US soldier

(Newser) - Seven American troops lost their lives in the stepped-up battle against the Taliban today, the deadliest day for US forces in Afghanistan in nearly a year. The Taliban also confirmed on its website that it is holding an American soldier thought to be in enemy hands. “Five days ago,... More »

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