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Escaped Newark Prisoner Captured After More Than a Month on the Run

By kcora on
New Jersey

A prisoner who escaped while being treated at a guarded University Hospital room in Newark has been captured.

Elijah Shabazz, 46, was arrested on Wednesday and is being held at the county jail on $700,000 bail.

On March 30, Shabazz escaped - past guarding officers - from University Hospital shortly after 11 a.m. after complaining of chest pains that morning, causing a full divert at the hospital.

Authorities have not release any details of where he was arrested but will continue to investigate how Shabazz managed to escape past the guards. 

Shabazz was being held on charges of robbery, burglary, and resisting arrest. 

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