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Police in Kumamoto Prefecture on Tuesday captured a man who escaped earlier in the day from a local detention center. Hideki Shinohara, an indicted suspect in a local robbery-homicide case, escaped from the Kyomachi detention branch of the Kumamoto Prison at 10:35 a.m. He was apprehended at 11:10 a.m. on the grounds of a local hospital, 1 km from the detention center, the police said.

Shinohara, 31, escaped during calisthenics, which are held on the roof of the five-story detention center. He pushed aside the mesh that encloses the area, jumped from the roof, scaled the center’s outside walls and fled, police said.

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