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HOUSTON - Police searched overnight for a man who managed to evade arrest by running from a state trooper while still wearing handcuffs.

A trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety had placed the man in handcuffs during a traffic stop on the Katy Freeway inbound at Memorial City Way. As the suspect was being placed in the trooper s car, he took off running and managed to get away.

Houston police assisted in the search shortly after midnight Wednesday, but the suspect was not located. His car was impounded.

A description of the man was not provided by police.

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