Juvenile tries to escape Swanson, gets caught in razor wire fence

A juvenile at the Swanson Correctional Center for Youth is facing charges after he tried to escape by using a car to ram through the building’s fence. (Source: KNOE)

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - A juvenile at the Swanson Correctional Center for Youth is facing charges after he tried to escape by using a car to ram through the building’s fence.

According to Monroe Police, the incident happened around 1 o’clock Monday morning.

Police say the juvenile, who is not being identified, managed to get into a vehicle and tried to use the vehicle to ram through the fence surrounding the center. When that didn’t work the juvenile then attempted to climb the fence and almost made it, but got caught up in the razor wire on the fencing.

The Monroe Fire Department was called to the scene and cut the juvenile free from the wire.

The juvenile was taken to the hospital to receive treatment for minor injuries.

The juvenile is charged with simple escape.