Police search for escaped prisoner in Maryland

Howard County Police Department(BALTIMORE) -- Howard County police are searching for a prisoner who escaped from the Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center on Dorsey Run Road in Jessup Friday morning, according to ABC affiliate WMAR-TV.

David Watson, 28, was being transported by the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office to the hospital, where he was scheduled for a psychological evaluation. Around 9:40 a.m., when the van was on hospital grounds, Watson escaped custody and ran into a wooded area.

He is described as a white male, 5 feet 8 inches tall and 140 pounds. Watson was last seen in the area of Dorsey Run Road and Patuxent Range Road. He was serving a sentence of more than 100 years in Delaware for attempted murder of police officers. He also faces charges in Wicomico County for attempted murder, according to officials.

Police are searching the area with patrol officers, K9 units and a police helicopter.

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