2 men who escaped from DC hospital charged with prisoner escape

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WASHINGTON — Two men who escaped the “secure area” of a D.C. hospital Thursday while receiving treatment, were arrested several hours later and charged with prisoner escape, D.C. police said.

Eric Calvin Rucker, 49, and Christopher Taylor, 29, were located and re-arrested Thursday, police said in a news release.

Rucker was initially wanted by the U.S. Marhals Service for parole violation, police said. Taylor was wanted by the Montgomery County Police Department for robbery, police say.

The hospital the pair escaped from is located at the 1300 block of Southern Avenue in Southeast D.C. It was formerly the Rehabilitation Center of Washington.

Jack Moore

Jack Moore joined WTOP.com as a digital writer/editor in July 2016. Previous to his current role, he covered federal government management and technology as the news editor at Nextgov.com, part of Government Executive Media Group.

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