Roanoke Police Respond to Bizarre Custody Order Incident - WSET.com - ABC13

Roanoke Police Respond to Bizarre Custody Order Incident

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Roanoke, VA – Roanoke police officers went to the Airport Plaza Motel to confront a man wanted for an emergency custody order around noon Thursday.

Police say when they arrived at the man's room, he answered but then shut the door and refused to leave.

Officers say once they got a key to unlock the door, they realized the man removed the air conditioning unit and jumped out of a third floor window.

They didn't catch him until someone called in a suspicious person in another area around 2 p.m.

Police say the man was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for a physical and mental evaluation.

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