ICE Detainee Escapes, Captured Near Dulles Airport

The search is over for an illegal immigrant who escaped U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement during a transport on Monday.

Carlos Rivas-Mendez, 27, of Sterling, had been arrested by Loudoun deputies on a charge of  assault and battery earlier in the day. ICE took custody of Rivas-Mendez at 11:08 a.m. During the transport Rivas-Mendez allegedly assaulted the transport personnel on the Dulles Greenway between the Loudoun County Parkway and Old Ox Road exits, escaped, and ran into the woods.

A large multi-agency police search followed. Authorities reported that Rivas-Mendez was apprehended in an industrial park near Mecure Circle about 2:30 p.m. taken back into custody without incident.


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