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'Violent' escapee arrested in Ohio

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Troopers from the Ashland Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol have arrested a prisoner who escaped at an interstate rest stop as an inmate transport company was moving him.

Said Ali El-Khatib was found walking near Interstate 71 and US 250.

El-Khatib escaped Friday as he was being moved from the New York Police Department to the Allen County Sheriff in Indiana.

The patrol says the prisoner, who they described as violent, escaped Friday after asking to use the restroom along I-71.

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