Murder suspect escapes through van window at McDonald's

GARY, Ind. (AP) — A man charged with murder escaped by jumping through an open window in a transport van while it was stopped at a McDonald's.

Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr. says 22-year-old Leon Taylor was being transported from Texas to Lake County by an agent from REDI Transports of Green Bay, Wisconsin, when Taylor fled about 3 p.m. Monday in Gary.

Taylor escaped despite wearing a chain around his midsection, handcuffs and a restraint on his leg.

A manhunt by Gary and Lake County sheriff's police, including a helicopter and K-9 units, was unable to locate Taylor following his escape.

He remained at large Tuesday.

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