California

Police: Handcuffed man who fled hospital arrested for escape

In this undated photo released by La Palma Police Department shows Javier Anguiano, a suspect escaped from officer custody while at La Palma Hospital in La Palma, Calif., early Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. Police in Southern California are searching for Anguiano, a handcuffed car theft suspect who bolted from a hospital while being treated for injuries in a traffic collision. Police say he had been arrested on suspicion of driving a stolen car and possessing drugs. Police say the 30-year-old had his hands cuffed in front of him, was wearing an unbuttoned plaid short-sleeved shirt, jeans and black loafers. Police say the suspect is unarmed, but should be considered dangerous. (La Palma Police Department via AP)

In this undated photo released by La Palma Police Department shows Javier Anguiano, a suspect escaped from officer custody while at La Palma Hospital in La Palma, Calif., early Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. Police in Southern California are searching for Anguiano, a handcuffed car theft suspect who bolted from a hospital while being treated for injuries in a traffic collision. Police say he had been arrested on suspicion of driving a stolen car and possessing drugs. Police say the 30-year-old had his hands cuffed in front of him, was wearing an unbuttoned plaid short-sleeved shirt, jeans and black loafers. Police say the suspect is unarmed, but should be considered dangerous. (La Palma Police Department via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A handcuffed car theft suspect who bolted from a Southern California hospital while being treated for injuries from a traffic collision was arrested Sunday after a manhunt, police said.

Javier Anguiano, 30, was found hiding in a neighborhood several hours after he escaped from custody at a hospital in the Orange County suburb of La Palma.

He was arrested on suspicion of escape, outstanding warrants and charges related to drugs and a stolen vehicle.

La Palma police had issued a crime alert and posted a mug shot online of Anguiano after authorities said he ran from the hospital wearing an unbuttoned plaid short-sleeved shirt, jeans and black loafers with his hands cuffed in front of him.

They had said he was unarmed, but considered dangerous.