Transcript for Manhunt for Accused Bank Robber Who Escaped From a Hospital
And back here at home and to the urgent manhunt that played out for much of this day. A fugitive, an alleged bank robber, escaping a hospital, steaming a gun from a guard he overpowered. Late today, we learned he spent hours hiding in the trunk of a woman's car, but this did not end there. Police on his trail, and ABC's David Kerley on the scene. Reporter: A swarm of police, looking for this man. Wossen assay, a prisoner being treated for a suicide attempt who escapes with a gun. If you guys want to take a floor each and we'll clear the building. Reporter: Assaye is suspected of being the bicycle bandit, responsible for a dozen bank jobs, getting away on two wheels. At 3:00 A.M., assay overpowers a female private security guard while a second guard is out of the room. He gets her gun. The second guard fires once in the hallway, but misses. After the initial shot was fired, he walked down the hallway with the female guard sort of as a shield. Reporter: Wearing just his hospital gown, assay flees to an adjacent apartment complex and is able to get into the trunk of a car, where he hides for nearly four hours. Until the car owner, a woman, starts driving to work. A couple of miles down the road, he starts banging on the backseat, she's startled, runs right into this lawn and Carls into a car. The escapee carjacks the vehicle. With so many officers on high alert, when a truck refuses to stop for nearby police, officers respond aggressively, but this turns out not to be the armed suspect they're looking for. Ten miles away, and is arrested when he steps off. Now that he's back in federal custody, it is expected he will face a slew of additional serious charges.
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