• Kyodo


A 17-year-old boy turned himself in to police Wednesday in Hanamaki, Iwate Prefecture, two days after fleeing from a hospital where he was undergoing treatment following his arrest for burglary, police said.

The boy was caught breaking into a house in Hanamaki on Dec. 20 and later admitted to the Morioka hospital for treatment, police said. On Monday afternoon he jumped from a second-floor window of the facility and fled, they said.

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