Handcuffed man escapes from police in Miami Beach

Police continue search for man who escaped from custody

By Dawn Jorgenson - Graham Media Group

Police in Miami Beach established a perimeter in search of a handcuffed man who escaped from custody.

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Police are searching for a handcuffed man who escaped from an officer Monday night in Miami Beach.

Miami Beach police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez said officers were called to a hotel at 1720 Collins Ave. just before 8 p.m. in reference to two men who were refusing to leave the hotel's pool area.

Rodriguez said police detained one of the men on a narcotics-related offense, but while he was handcuffed managed to flee from the officer.

A perimeter was established between 17th and 20th streets to search for the man, but he was not located.

Rodriguez said police are continuing to investigate.

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