Police Arrest ‘Facebook Fugitive’


PORT ANGELES, Wash. (UPI) — A Washington State fugitive who described his escape from police on Facebook is now in custody.

In the end, Travis Nicolaysen decided to go quietly. Port Angeles police surrounded a house there Monday after getting a tip he was in the basement, the Peninsula Daily News reported.

“He basically came up from the basement and surrendered,” Deputy Police Chief Brian Smith said.

Nicolaysen’s Facebook posts after he escaped from police April 4 in two chases on foot became international news. He had exchanges on the site with people who urged him to surrender and those who warned him police were on his trail.

Nicolaysen was being sought for parole violations and police say he is also suspected of assaulting his girlfriend in late March. After his April 4 escape, he changed his relationship status to single.


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