A sheriff's deputy was knocked unconscious in the Allegheny County Courthouse today while trying to take an escaped juvenile prisoner into custody, officials said.
The boy, whom the sheriff's office described as a teenager in his late teens, attended a review hearing about 12:30 p.m. before Judge Jack McVay's on the second floor. At that hearing, he was adjudicated delinquent, Cmdr. Donna Best of the Allegheny County sheriff's office said in a press release.
Once remanded to the Shuman Juvenile Detention Center, the boy ran as several deputies gave chase, according to the sheriff's office. One deputy grabbed the boy as he ran down the stairwell, but momentum caused both to fall across the floor.
The deputy, whose name was not released, smashed his head and back into the wall and was initially unresponsive before other deputies roused him, the sheriff's office said.
He taken to UPMC Mercy for treatment. He has since been released.
The boy, who was not injured, was taken into custody and will be charged with escape, resisting arrest, aggravated assault and flight to avoid apprehension.
The sheriff's office would not provide the boy's earlier charges, saying doing so might identify him.
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