State Police Searching for Detention Center Escapees

HOWE TWP., Pa. (EYT) – State Police in Marienville are searching for two teens who escaped from the Cornell-Abraxas Detention Center in Forest County on Friday morning.

Police say Nicholas M. Kirk, of Charleroi, and a known 15-year-old male escaped from the detention center around 10:40 a.m. and fled on foot into the Allegheny National Forest.

Kirk is a white male with brown hair. He is approximately 5’8″ tall and weighs 170 pounds.

The juvenile is a white male with brown hair. He is approximately 6’2″ tall and weighs 150 pounds.

Both males were last seen wearing grey sweats.

Anyone with information is asked to call Marienville-based State Police at 814-927-5253.


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