(WLNS) – A prisoner out east who escaped from a hospital with a guard’s gun is back in custody Tuesday night.
It happened in North Virginia just outside of Washington.
The suspect was caught in D.C. a short while later.
Authorities say the gun actually went off as a prisoner wrestled with the guard at the hospital in Falls Church, Virginia Tuesday morning.
The prisoner then took off, still wearing his hospital gown.
He apparently carjacked someone a few miles away.
Then police say he ditched that car and carjacked a second one.
D.C. police had him in custody around noon. The prisoner was originally behind bars for robbing a bank.
Officials say he was taken to the hospital last week after trying to kill himself.