Fugi­tive nabbed.

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A fugi­tive rapist and rob­ber tried to pep­per-spray of­fi­cers dur­ing his ar­rest in the north­ern Athens sub­urb of Pa­pagou on Mon­day, po­lice said yes­ter­day. The vi­o­lent crim­i­nal, aged 57, was on a wanted list af­ter hav­ing es­caped from a hold­ing cell in the south­ern coastal sub­urb of Gly­fada when he was in­ter­cepted in Pa­pagou by of­fi­cers of the DIAS mo­tor­cy­cle squad. He had been taken into cus­tody on Fe­bru­ary 15 on charges of theft, caus­ing griev­ous bod­ily harm and re­sist­ing ar­rest. He was also wanted af­ter hav­ing dis­ap­peared while on fur­lough in Novem­ber 2012 from a prison in Grevena, north­ern Greece, where he was serv­ing a 24-year sen­tence for rape and armed rob­bery, among other crimes.

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