UPDATE: Police recapture prisoner who escaped at Ohio rest stop

This undated photo provided by the Ohio State Police shows Said Ali El-Khatib. The patrol says the prisoner escaped Friday, April 12, 2019 after asking to use the restroom at the stop along the southbound lanes of I-71. (Ohio State Police via AP)
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP/WNBS) — Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers in northeast Ohio arrested an inmate who escaped while being transported from New York to Indiana, according to WTHR sister station WBNS.

The Ashland Post of the Ohio State Patrol found Ali El-Khatib walking near Interstate 71 and US-250 when they arrested him Sunday. No one was injured in that arrest.


The State Highway Patrol says Affordable Extradition Service was transporting the inmate, Said Ali El-Khatib from the New York Police Department to the Allen County Sheriff in Indiana.

The patrol says the prisoner escaped Friday after asking to use the restroom at the stop along the southbound lanes of I-71.

Troopers and sheriffs' deputies searched unsuccessfully late Friday and resumed their search Saturday.

The patrol says the inmate was handcuffed, had shackles around his waist and an ankle, and is violent.

A message was left at a number for the transport company.

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