Police Search for Escaped Prisoner from Newark Hospital

Police in Newark has issued a "be on the look out" for an escaped prisoner that left a city hospital a short time ago.

The alert was issued at around 5:50 a.m. when police noticed that the male suspect was missing from University Hospital located in the 100 block of Bergen Street.

The man is being identified as a light skinned black male (around the age of 40-years-old) who was last seen wearing his regular street clothes with red shoes.

It is not immediately known what the man was being detained for or how he escaped from the hospital.

University Hospital, Newark, NJ