Escaped Philadelphia prisoner Alleem Borden arrested, US Marshals say

Marshals said Borden was taken to Cambria County by two associates and was found hiding in the attic of a home.

Friday, March 1, 2024
Escaped Philadelphia prisoner Alleem Borden arrested, US Marshals say
Escaped Philadelphia prisoner Alleem Borden arrested, US Marshals say

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The prisoner who escaped custody on Monday from a hospital in Philadelphia has been arrested, according to the U.S. Marshals.

Alleem Borden, 29, was taken into custody in Cambria County, in western Pennsylvania.

Marshals said Borden was taken there by two associates and was found hiding in the attic of a Johnstown home.

He is currently being held in the Cambria County prison, where he awaits transport back to Philadelphia.

"The Marshal Service, I think they're the best in the world of finding people who don't want to be found," said Supervisor Deputy U.S. Marshal Rob Clark.

He was initially arrested over the weekend for allegedly stealing a car from a delivery driver a few days prior, Philadelphia Police Deputy Commissioner Frank Vanore said, adding that Borden was then found sleeping in the vehicle.

While he was being processed, he complained of pain.

"If a prisoner complains of pain or has an injury, it's our policy that we take them to a facility," Vanore said. "He was checked out and discharged."

Borden escaped from police custody while being discharged from Episcopal Hospital in the city's Kensington section.

He had his hands cuffed behind his back when he ran away from officers.

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Video obtained by Action News shows Borden running through a Kensington parking lot after his escape. He was also later spotted leaving a residence and getting into a vehicle on the 2700 block of Hope Street before getting into a gold Honda - still in his restraints.

That gold Honda has since been located but authorities say no additional charges have been filed.

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He was previously spotted on Tuesday when he fled a home on the 5300 block of West Columbia Avenue, where U.S. Marshals chased him to nearby train tracks but he was able to get away.

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Marshals said that the two associates who drove Borden to Cambria County are not currently facing charges, but Philadelphia police are investigating.

Borden has a litany of prior arrests dating back to 2016, including for aggravated assault, resisting arrest and weapons charges, according to records.

One of his prior cases was out of Cambria County in western Pennsylvania. He was charged with resisting arrest and running from police in 2020.

Borden joins the growing list of escapes across the region, including seven escapes in 2023.

The most notorious in recent memory was the 14-day search for escaped Chester County prisoner Danelo Cavalcante. Just last month, 17-year-old Shane Pryor also escaped DHS custody after being transported to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for a hand injury. He has also since been caught.

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