Bloomfield Man Hides in Wall for Hours to Avoid Bail Enforcement Officers: PD

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NBC Local

Bloomfield Police said a man was hiding inside his apartment's wall HVAC vent for hours in an effort to avoid bail enforcement officers.

Officials said they were called to West Lane to assist 47-year-old Juan Vasquez, who appears to have been stuck in the wall.

Bail enforcement officers were at Vasquez's house earlier in the day Wednesday to serve an active arrest warrant, according to authorities.

Responding officers said they determined Vasquez was stuck inside the wall to elude authorities.

Police said Vasquez had active arrest warrants for failure to appear in court on previous arrest charges and a protective order.

Firefighters were able to get him out of the vent. Once he was out, police arrested him for the outstanding warrants.

He was taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation of a minor injury.

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