Police in Pembroke Pines searching for prisoner who escaped psychiatric hospital
John Ireland has history of violence
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – Authorities in Broward County are searching for an escaped prisoner.
Pembroke Pines police warned residents to be on the lookout for John Ireland.
Ireland, 33, was last seen wearing a black shirt and black pants.
Police said Ireland escaped from South Florida State Hospital, which is a psychiatric hospital.
Ireland has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, in addition to having a history of violence, police said.
An investigation revealed that Ireland escaped the facility about 4 p.m. Wednesday after he climbed over an exterior fence.
Officers want anyone who thinks they might see Ireland to stay away from him and call 911 immediately.
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