Police locate teen murderer who escaped from youth facility on Saturday night

A 16-year-old killer who escaped a youth justice facility on Saturday has been captured.

The 16-year-old escaped from this facility. Source: 1 NEWS

The teenager broke out of the facility in South Auckland with another inmate, and had been on the run.

He was seen in Wiri, Auckland, this afternoon and arrested after a chase on foot.

He will appear in the Youth Court tomorrow, charged with escaping lawful custody.

The other teen, a 17-year-old, remains on the run.