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Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 4:18 p.m.

An Allegheny County Sheriff's Deputy smashed his head against a wall, knocking him out, while attempting on Tuesday to take an escaped juvenile into custody at the Family Law Center, Downtown.

Sheriff's Office Cmdr. Donna Best said the juvenile, whose name is not being released, was in Common Pleas Judge John T. McVay Jr.'s courtroom for sentencing about 12:30 p.m. When the judge sent him to Shuman Juvenile Detention Center, the boy ran out of the room, through the second floor waiting room and down the building's main stairwell.

The deputy, whose name was not released, caught up to the juvenile, but the momentum caused both of them to fall down across the floor, Best said.

The deputy initially was unresponsive and had to be woken up by other deputies on the scene. He was treated and released from UPMC Mercy hospital.

Best said the juvenile wasn't injured in the fall. Authorities plan to charge the boy as a juvenile with escape, resisting arrest, aggravated assault and flight to avoid apprehension.

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