WESTERNPORT, Md. (AP) — Authorities say two 17-year-old boys escaped from the Backbone Mountain Youth Center in Garrett County, but were captured within hours.

The Cumberland Times-News reports that an Allegany County deputy sheriff and deputies and officers from other agencies found the teens in Westernport on Tuesday morning.

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Deputy Israel Sibley says he took the two Westminster teens to the Maryland State Police barrack at McHenry for processing.

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State police were alerted early Tuesday that the teens had escaped from the facility in Swanton and alerted other police agencies that the teens had tried to steal a truck in Bloomington.

About six hours after police were first alerted, Sibley says the teens were found walking through a concrete culvert near the bridge in Westernport. He says they fled, but were quickly apprehended.

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