Police search for escaped suspect
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (WSVN) -- Hollywood Police are looking for a man who escaped custody Tuesday afternoon.
Police had arrested the suspect, identified as Mark Vega, at around 3 p.m. in the parking lot outside a doctor's office in relation to a domestic violence case. Somehow, he managed to pry the rear door of the police cruiser open and ran.
The incident occurred outside the Pediatric Associates doctor's office, located at 4500 Sheridan Street.
Police have set up a perimeter on the 4500 block of Sheridan Street and set up a command post nearby. According to the Broward County school district, Hollywood Hills and Sheridan Hills Elementary are both on lockdown while police search for the escaped suspect. Regular classes were dismissed before the lockdown was ordered, and only after school programs are affected.
According to police, the subject is a black male and was last seen wearing a gray shirt and blue jeans. He may have a green shirt wrapped around his waist and wrap-around handcuffs in front of his body. He stands approximately 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighs about 200 pounds and is heavily tattooed.
Police are currently searching house-to-house in the Hollywood Hills neighborhood where he escaped with K-9 units. A Broward Sheriff's Office helicopter is assisting by scanning the area from above.
If you see this man, police ask that you call 911 immediately.
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