M-D Detective Hospitalized After Fugitive Stabbing Is Released

GRAPEVINE, Texas (CBSMiami/AP) — A Miami-Dade detective wounded by a prisoner who was escaping has been released by doctors, according to a Dallas hospital spokeswoman.

April Foran with Parkland Memorial Hospital says Miami-Dade Detective Jaime Pardinas was released Saturday morning. She would not comment on Pardinas’ health status.

According to CBS’ sister station in Dallas, Det. Pardinas will stay in Texas until Monday, perhaps even Wednesday:

Police say Pardinas suffered deep stab wounds to the neck, shoulder and back and a collapsed lung Monday when prisoner Alberto Morales stabbed him using a sharp piece from a pair of eyeglasses.

Pardinas and another detective were transporting Morales from Miami to Nevada to serve a 30-year-to-life sentence for sexual assault.

They had stopped near a Wal-Mart store in Grapevine, Texas, to wait for a third officer to join them.

Morales escaped and was fatally shot early Saturday when he resisted arrest after a five-day manhunt.

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