Louisiana youths arrested in Alabama following escape

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BAY MINETTE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say two youths who escaped from a juvenile facility in Louisiana are in custody following a standoff that led to the shutdown of Interstate 65 in southwest Alabama.

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy stopped a vehicle on the highway on Thursday after checking the license plate and discovering it had been reported stolen in Shreveport, Louisiana.

The driver got out and was arrested. But a passenger remained in the car and wouldn’t talk to officers.

Additional officers were called after the driver told a deputy there were two guns in the vehicle.

The passenger was finally arrested after tactical officers came in.

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