6 youth offenders caught after knocking out guard

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) -- Authorities says six inmates from a juvenile detention center in Washington state escaped after knocking out a female staff member, but all were captured early Sunday hiding in nearby woods.

The King County Sheriff's department says about 11:30 p.m. Saturday deputies received word of the escape from the Echo Glen Children's Center on the outskirts of Snoqualmie, about 25 miles east Seattle.

Spokeswoman Cindi West says the six males, ages 14 and 15, are serving time for offenses including assault, possession of firearms and burglary.

She says officers on the ground with search dogs and in the air combed the area before a helicopter spotted them in woods near the center.

All were caught by 2 a.m. Sunday. West says one of the teens was bit by a K-9 dog while trying to escape apprehension.

She says the staff member suffered a non-life-threatening injury to her head.

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