LAS VEGAS (AP) — The escape of a murder suspect who broke handcuffs and fled from a Las Vegas-area police station may have been a one-of-a kind incident.
Law enforcement officials around the country say they can’t recall similar cases.
But police in southern Nevada are double-checking equipment anyway, and reminding officers to keep an eye on people in custody.
In Las Vegas, police spokeswoman Laura Meltzer said Wednesday that officers re-enacted what it takes to break the hinge of a set of Peerless handcuffs — just like what happened Sept. 2 in neighboring North Las Vegas.
Meltzer says the lesson is that people in custody should always be supervised.
North Las Vegas Police Chief Alexander Perez ordered just such a policy change for his department after the suspect was recaptured Sept. 6.
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