PHILIPSBURG – On Nov. 14, at approximately 8:30 p.m., a non-citizen detained in ICE custody at the Moshannon Valley Processing Center (MVPC) in Philipsburg, fled from the facility.
GEO Group staff, who are contracted with ICE to operate the facility, immediately implemented escape protocols and notified the Pennsylvania State Police.
At approximately 9:59 p.m., GEO Group staff and the Pennsylvania State Police apprehended the non-citizen approximately two miles from the facility.
The non-citizen was returned to MVPC.
The non-citizen has no violent or sexual offense convictions.