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Robbery suspect charged after garbage chute fall
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- A suspect who tried to flee police by sliding down a 21-story garbage chute is facing a charge of third-degree robbery.
The 27-year-old suspect from Syracuse was arraigned Thursday afternoon at the hospital where he's recovering from injuries suffered while trying to escape.
The suspect was hurt last week while trying to elude police searching for him in an apartment building. He jumped into a garbage chute and survived a 200-foot fall into trash in the basement. Police estimate he fell about 210 feet before landing on garbage in a compactor at the bottom.
He told police he had climbed into the garbage chute to avoid being captured. Police say he was found with some of the money from the robbery.