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Murder suspect claims ankle injury then outruns cops in one shoe as escapee evades manhunt

A murder suspect in Washington, D.C., police custody complained of ankle pain, so officers took him to a hospital near George Washington University, where he bolted from police with one shoe and handcuffs around his right wrist.

Two officers “chased after (suspect Christopher) Haynes but were unable to catch him,” Metropolitan D.C. Police said in a statement. 

Police released surveillance footage of Christopher Haynes, who is seen creeping through a backyard in socks and appearing to jump a fence. It’s unclear when and where his shoe came off.

He was seen on the surveillance footage after escaping the hospital Wednesday afternoon. As of Friday, Haynes, 30, was still on the loose, and a shelter-in-place order for George Washington University students remained in effect. 

Police urged the public to use caution, and encouraged anyone with information on Haynes to call them at 202-727-9099 or send anonymous tips to the department’s TEXT tip line by sending a text to 50411. 

“Do not engage, call 911 if spotted,” police warned.

Fox News Digital Writer Sarah Rumpf-Whitten contributed to this report.

Chris Eberhart is a crime and US news reporter for Fox News Digital. Email tips to chris.eberhart@fox.com or on Twitter @ChrisEberhart48.

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