Man, 19, arrested after standoff, caught after escaping hospital

A 19-year-old Lake Station man was arrested Friday by police in northwestern Indiana hours after he escaped from a hospital where he was taken following a standoff with officers, police said.

Michael McGregor was arrested without incident about 1 a.m. Friday in the Lake County city, said Police Chief James Richardson. He was being held at the Lake County Jail.

Officers initially arrested McGregor on Thursday after a standoff at this home as they were attempted to arrest him on a warrant stemming from felony drug and weapons, The Times of Northwest Indiana reported.

But he escaped later Thursday from the Methodist Hospitals Southlake Campus, where he had been taken for a medical issue. A manhunt by several police agencies followed.

Richardson said that new charges were pending Friday against McGregor.

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