Police assisting in search for escapee in West EP

Police assisting in search for escapee in West EP

POSTED: Friday, September 6, 2013 - 3:07pm

UPDATED: Friday, September 6, 2013 - 3:19pm

EPPD: Hancuffed man escaped from bailiff

El Paso Police continue to scour a westside neighborhood, looking for a suspect who escaped custody from a court bailiff working with the 384th Court.

Police officials say they are assisting in the search for the suspect in and around the Kern Place neighborhood. According to emergency scanner transmissions, the escapee still may have his handcuffs on.

Officers are going door-to-door in the area, searching driveways and backyards as well.

Earlier today, a Customs and Border Protection helicopter was assisting in the search; as of 3pm officials say a Texas Department of Public safety chopper was dispatched to the area to relieve the CBP air unit.

As this is a fluid situation, we will bring you the latest information as it comes into our newsroom.

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