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Teen escapees returned to Mercer County detention facility

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MERCER, Pennsylvania - Two teenagers are back in a Mercer County juvenile detention facility following a couple of hours of freedom.

The Pennsylvania State police reports that two boys escaped from George Junior Republic just before 2:30 a.m. Monday.

Troopers, Grove City Police and staff from George Junior initiated a search for the escapees.

One witness reported spotting the pair running across the Sheetz and Trader Horn parking lot.

Authorities nabbed the 14-year-old from Coraopolis and 17-year-old from Philadelphia near Interstate 79.

The boys were returned to George Junior Republic before 6 a.m.

 

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