Anchorage police say a suspect who broke free from an officer after undergoing a medical evaluation Tuesday evening is back in custody.

Police said Kuukpik Long, 36, was arrested just before 10 a.m. Wednesday when he was found "hiding in a shed outside a residence" on the 200 block of North Hoyt Street in Mountain View.

At about 11 a.m. Tuesday, police were called to the Penland Park mobile home community in reference to trespassers. Officers noticed 36-year-old Kuukpik Long sitting in a vehicle. He was taken into custody for his felony fail to appear warrant on the original charges of second-degree forgery and theft, as well as third-degree attempted theft. 

Long told officers he was injured during the handcuffing process, and he was taken to Alaska Native Medical Center for medical clearance. 

After being medically cleared, Long was escorted to the patrol car by an APD officer. Long, who APD says was walking with a limp and claiming a rib injury, broke free from the officer and ran away.

Officers had conducted an extensive search for Long in the area Tuesday night.

 
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