Police: 3 DC teens returned to SC rehab facility

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Police say three of the four District of Columbia teens who escaped from a private treatment facility in South Carolina have been apprehended.

Summerville Police Sgt. Cassandra Williams says the teens were located Thursday morning and are being returned to the Palmetto Summerville Behavioral Health Center.

Williams says four teens escaped from the facility at around 6 p.m. Wednesday. Their names have not been released, but Williams says their ages range from 17 to 19 years old.

The D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services says the center is a placement facility for adolescent males with sexually aggressive behaviors, substance abuse problems and psychiatric, behavioral or conduct issues.

Its website says Palmetto Behavioral Health is operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc., a hospital management company.

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