Prison escapee surrenders after taking child hostage

A PRISON escapee has surrendered to police after taking a child hostage while armed with a knife.

It’s believed the man, who was in jail for armed robbery, escaped from Tasmania’s Risdon Prison just after 8.30am.

Police set up road blocks and located the man on a boat, where he is believed to have taken a child hostage, but the child was released.


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The man has been taken into custody.

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