Virginia State University Police arrest man who escaped custody Thursday

“Colonial Heights Police with the assistance of Colonial Heights Sheriffs and a citizen call, captured the escape suspect from Virginia State University Police this morning in Colonial Heights without incident.”

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. (WRIC) — The Virginia State University Police have regained custody of the man who escaped while being arrested Thursday afternoon.

Colonial Heights Police said in a social media post that they were able to locate and arrest the suspect with the help of the Colonial Heights Sheriff’s Office and a call from a concerned citizen.

Police say the man was originally arrested in connection to an attempted robbery. But while VSU Police were in the process of taking him into custody, the man escaped by running away.

VSU Police are now transporting the suspect to the custody of the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office.

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