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Man Facing Additional Charges After Escape

Posted at 4:53 AM, Nov 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-26 05:12:16-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– A man is back in custody after being accused of trying to escape from the Fayette County Detention Center.

It happened just after 10:30 p.m. Saturday night at the jail, which is near the intersection of New Circle and Old Frankfort Pike.

Police say Youcef Brahimi waited until a staff member opened a locked door and then ran through.

We’re told he then ran down a hallway to a locked door leading outside, where he pushed a button to master control trying to open the door.

An officer alerted master control about the escape attempt and Brahimi was caught.

He now faces several additional charges including escape.