Police: Suspect tries to escape via ceiling tiles

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Posted: Nov 17, 2014 12:57 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say a woman suspected of stealing a vehicle tried to escape from custody by climbing through ceiling tiles at a hospital where she was being treated.

KOB-TV reports (http://goo.gl/hhQ8DK ) that police say Shylen Salazar got into the ceiling above her hospital bed and hid there for more than an hour before authorities found her.

Salazar had been arrested on suspicion of possessing a stolen truck. She was held in jail, where police say she told the guards she swallowed a batch of drugs to hide them from authorities.

Police say she was rushed to the hospital last week and then attempted the escape.

Salazar is facing charges of possession of a stolen vehicle and escaping from police custody.

It wasn't known if she had an attorney.

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Information from: KOB-TV, http://www.kob.com