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Two teens escape juvenile detention center; including 14-year-old convicted of murder

Two teens escape juvenile detention center; including 14-year-old convicted of murder (PHOTO: KOMO News)

Two teenagers are back in custody after escaping from the Echo Glen Juvenile Detention in Snoqualmie.

Deputies said one of the teenagers, who is just 14 years old, was convicted of a gang-related murder and felony gun possession. Another 16-year-old was in for robbery.

Deputies said the teenagers were in the gym at the detention center when they took off running into the woods.

King County Sheriff Deputies said the area the teenagers escaped from didn't have any fencing.

Detention officials were looking for the teens for about 30 minutes when they finally called deputies to assist. A security guard went into the woods to find the teenagers -- only with a flashlight.

Deputies said the security guard caught up with them and was able to detain them both.

Investigators said the detention center will be reviewing its security protocols and figuring out what needs to be done differently after the incident.

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