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Inmate captured after prison break in NE China

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-08-09 21:45

HARBIN - An inmate was captured less than a day after his escape from a juvenile prison in Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, the provincial bureau of prison administration said on Sunday.

Following a manhunt, police and paramilitary police officers captured the 20-year-old inmate, Zhang Yunming, at about 4:40 pm Sunday, officials with the bureau said. Zhang scaled the prison wall and escaped around 8 pm Saturday.

Zhang was sentenced to nine years in prison for robbery by a court in Shuangyashan City on Mar 20, 2012. He began serving his sentence in July 2012 at the juvenile prison.

The case is under investigation.

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