Monday, October 31, 1977

A Prisoner in Manhattan Escapes for Third Time, but Is Recaptured

A prisoner who had escaped from custody twice before got away yesterday from a detective who had brought him to the Manhattan DA’s office for questioning. The prisoner made his escape after spraying ammonia in the detective’s fave and seizing his revolver. The DA’s office said the detective suffered chemical abrasion of the corneas and was taken to Bellevue. He also suffered a broken nose and the lose of several teeth in the struggle with the prisoner, Antonio Gonzalez.

In an incident last year Gonzalez seized a state trooper’s car and gun and later took over another car, forcing four civilians to drive him to the Delaware Water Gap.

NYT 10/31/77

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