Police capture escaped Pa. murderer
By Erin L. Nissley
Police have captured a convicted murderer who escaped from corrections officers Wednesday morning during a visit to Altoona Hospital.
Few details were released about the 1:52 p.m. capture of 29-year-old Christopher Gerlach, who was serving a life sentence for second-degree murder at the State Correctional Institution at Houtzdale.
Gerlach escape from the hospital at about 10:58 a.m. and stole a purple PT Cruiser. Police from Altoona, Logan Township and state police participated in the manhunt.
Details about Gerlach's capture will be posted on www.centredaily.com (http://www.centredaily.com) as they are available. Pick up tomorrow's Centre Daily Times for more information.
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