Inmate caught after escaping from Kansas City hospital

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Authorities have captured a Jackson County inmate who escaped while being treated from a Kansas City hospital.

Kansas City police say 25-year-old Willie J. Sanders escaped from Truman Medical Center early Tuesday. He was captured without incident about 7:30 a.m. in east Kansas City.

He is being held in Jackson County on charges of kidnapping, burglary and assault in a case from last year.

Sanders was wearing a hospital gown over an orange Jackson County jail jumpsuit, as well as broken leg shackles, when he escaped.

Details of how he escaped and why he was being treated at the hospital were not immediately available.

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