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PHILADELPHIA, Penn. (NBC News) — Philadelphia firefighters dug through trash and debris searching for a man they believed was an escaped prisoner Monday morning.
The man had been hiding in a dumpster at a halfway house when the dumpster was emptied into a large waste management truck. Authorities say the person rescued from the garbage truck was not an escapee.
Firefighters located the man in the compacter section of the truck and worked to get to him by removing trash.
No word yet on the person’s condition.
The home serves as the final stop for incarcerated people before they re-enter the general community.