5 juvenile detention center escapees, accomplice caught by police

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Five teens who broke out of the Durango Detention Center on Friday have been caught, along with the man who helped them. 

Officers say the suspect, a 21-year-old, cut part of a chain link fence Friday afternoon. The five escapees then jumped in a car with him and took off. 

According to the Durango Herald, they were arrested outside Pagosa Springs after a police pursuit. 

Officers say it’s unclear how many of the escaped youth knew the man personally. 

His identity has not been released. 

They also say about a dozen other juveniles opted not to escape when they could have. 

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