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Prisoner Escapes Near NY/NJ Border On Way To Funeral, Authorities Say

Jason Charles Lajoie
Jason Charles Lajoie Photo Credit: Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers

UPDATE: Lajoie was arrested at a hotel in Monticello, NY by the US Marshal Service Fugitive Task Force on Oct. 27 at 10:45 p.m., police said in an updated statement on Wednesday.

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A Pennsylvania prisoner on his way to a funeral out of state has escaped police custody near the New York/New Jersey border and is wanted by US Marshals, authorities say.

The United States Marshals Service is seeking Jason Charles Lajoie, age 45, who was furloughed to attend a funeral in Rhode Island.

He escaped from the transport vehicle off Interstate 84 near the New Jersey/New York border on Sunday, Oct. 24 around 10 p.m., according to a release by US Marshals on Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers.

Lajoie's previous addresses include Archbald and Scranton in Lackawanna County.

He was last seen wearing jeans, a black dress shirt, and a black Harley Davidson hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone having information on the whereabouts of Lajoie is asked to anonymously contact the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-4PA-TIPS (8477).

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