Chicago water plant trespasser released, vanishes

A man discovered trespassing in a Chicago water plant has vanished after being charged with trespassing early last week.

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CHICAGO, NOVEMBER 13, 2016 -- A man discovered trespassing in a Chicago water plant has vanished after being charged with trespassing early last week.

According to a local CBS affiliate, Shahroon Augustine was discovered inside the Eugene Sawyer Water Purification Plant with a duffle bag and a Pakistani passport.

Both the FBI and Homeland security were alerted. Augustine was charged with trespassing, and then vanished.

Authorities say Augustine has previous arrests, including drug charges and a recent trespassing charge for entering the South Side water plant in Chicago.

A spokesperson for the City Department of Water Management did not say how the trespasser gained access to either of the plants.

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