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A preliminary hearing was rescheduled Friday to Oct. 11 for a handcuffed domestic violence suspect who escaped from San Diego police headquarters and was later re-arrested in the harbor near the G Street Pier.

Joaquin Albert Castro, 42, is charged with attempted murder, hot prowl burglary, resisting arrest and trying to take a firearm from an officer. Castro, who has a criminal history dating back to 1993, including an escape in 2015, faces 15 years and eight months in prison if convicted.

At Castro’s arraignment, Deputy District Attorney Samira Seidu alleged that the defendant went into his ex-girlfriend’s home on July 23, took her phone and threatened to kill her, then choked the woman and held a knife to her throat.

After Castro’s arrest, he escaped from police custody and was on the run for about an hour before being spotted in the harbor, the prosecutor said.

—City News Service

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