Youth center escapee remains on run

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Sep. 5—WESTERNPORT — Authorities continued to search Monday for a 17-year-old escapee from the Backbone Mountain Youth Center.

Maryland State Police said three youths fled the Garrett County facility about 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Two of the escapees were located several hours later in Westernport, police said.

The third youth, who was last seen on Kalbaugh Street in Westernport about 2:45 a.m. Monday, was wearing khaki pants, a white shirt, white shoes and carrying a black backpack or bag, police said.

If the youth is seen, citizens are asked to call Maryland State Police in Garrett County at 301-387-1101 or in Allegany County at 301-729-2101.