Man who escaped Greensboro police custody captured; school lockdowns lifted

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- A suspect who escaped police custody during questioning Tuesday afternoon was caught more than three hours later.

Greensboro police arrested 23-year-old Dominique Jerell Blount after police say he walked out of a police sub-station without permission.

Police haven't said if there was an officer inside or standing outside of the room where Blount was being interviewed.

But police say they will interview the officers who were questioning the suspect.

Blount was being questioned in connection with warrants from 2015 for a larceny from a motor vehicle, robbery with a dangerous weapon, kidnapping and larceny of a motor vehicle.

The search caused three nearby schools to go into soft lockdown.

Guilford Elementary, Western High School, and Dorris Henderson Newcomers School were locked down for approximately two hours.

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