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Woman arrested in homicide broke free of handcuffs, was recaptured after chase in traffic

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PITTSBURGH — Authorities say a woman arrested last week on a homicide charge broke free of her handcuffs and ran through traffic in downtown Pittsburgh until a detective tackled her.

Twenty-one-year-old Tanika Paul of Pittsburgh was one of three people being sought in the November 2013 slaying of 39-year-old Thomas Cassano in Coraopolis (kor-ee-AH'-poh-lus).

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (http://bit.ly/1NwI1IB ) reports that as Paul was being taken to jail following her Aug. 7 arrest, she "surreptitiously freed herself from the cuff restraints" and jumped out of the back of the car at a traffic light.

Officials allege that after she was recaptured, she said "I'm going to jail for the rest of my life, you can't blame me for trying."

Another suspect was arrested last fall and a third is being sought.


Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, http://www.post-gazette.com

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