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State Police helicopter finds juveniles who escaped from detention facility in Plymouth

State Police helicopter spots juveniles who escaped Plymouth detention facility
Courtesy Massachusetts State Police

Two juveniles who escaped from a detention facility Monday afternoon in Plymouth were captured thanks to infrared technology mounted on a State Police helicopter, police said.

The juveniles escaped at 2:30 p.m. from a Department of Youth Services facility in Plymouth and were captured at 5:32 p.m., said Sergeant Nicole Morrell, a State Police spokeswoman.

Troopers in the State Police Air Wing found the juveniles in a heavily wooded area about 1.5 miles from their last known location, officials said. State Police posted a video of troopers arresting the juveniles.

The helicopter was equipped with forward-looking infrared technology, allowing troopers in the air to direct other troopers, a police dog, and local officers on the ground to the juveniles’ location, police said.

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