MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP — Mount Carmel Township police reported a state parolee en route to SCI-Coal Township on Wednesday afternoon punched a state parole agent in the face with his handcuffs and fled into a wooded area off Route 901 before being apprehended.

About 45 minutes later, another state parolee en route to SCI-Coal Township attempted to escape from a moving vehicle before being subdued.

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