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 March 7, 2013- City of Buffalo-  On Wednesday, March 6th, 2013, at about 11:00am, Inmate Fermain Rivera, age 45, of 481 Busti Avenue, Buffalo, was in Buffalo City Court – part 7 – waiting for his court appearance to start. Inmate Rivera was handcuffed when he suddenly attempted to escape custody by jumping over a retaining barrier. He then headed toward an exit door. Inmate Rivera was immediately apprehended without further incident.  His attempted escape was prevented due to the commendable actions of Sheriff’s Deputies and Buffalo Police Officers at City Court. No one was injured in the incident.

 Inmate Rivera was arrested on March 5th, 2013, by the Buffalo Police Department on Robbery, Criminal Use of a Firearm and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance charges. The Sheriff’s Office will be placing additional criminal charges against Inmate Fermain Rivera for today’s attempted escape.