Murder suspect who escaped Nevada interrogation room arrested

A murder suspect who was able to slip out of his handcuffs and escape a Nevada interrogation room was captured early Wednesday, police said.

North Las Vegas police said in a news release that Alonso Perez, 25, was located inside a Vegas home and was taken into custody without incident.

Perez was alone in an interrogation room when he broke the hinge on his handcuffs and escaped the police station with one cuff still attached to his right wrist, Office Aaron Petty said.

"He twisted them until they broke," Petty said earlier Tuesday of the wrist restraints. "This is an extremely unfortunate circumstance. We're going to take a look at the details of how he escaped."

Alonso Perez, who also uses the name Alfonso Perez, allegedly escaped and stole a Ford F-250 work truck from a nearby parking lot. The truck later turned up in a neighborhood east of downtown Las Vegas.

Perez was identified by police as a suspect in an Aug. 27 shooting that left Mohammed Robinson, 31, dead outside a McDonald’s fast food restaurant. Witnesses told police that the argument began after Robinson didn’t hold the door open for a woman.

The escape was believed to be the second this year from a police station in the Las Vegas area.

The April escape of Ivan Mayoral-Lizarraga from a northeast Las Vegas police substation prompted a nearly five-hour lockdown of a surrounding neighborhood before the search was called off. Police said Mayoral-Lizarraga was being questioned in a stolen vehicle investigation when he fled.

He was arrested about two weeks later, and pleaded guilty to felony home invasion, assault with a weapon and escape charges, according to court records. Mayoral-Lizarraga, now 40, was sentenced last month to 2-to-5 years in state prison.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.