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Search ongoing after Broward County inmate walks out of health facility in Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Authorities in Broward County continue searching for a missing inmate Wednesday.

The inmate has been identified by Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies as Azmi Mahmoud, 46.

According to BSO, Mahmoud was taken to the Henderson Behavioral Health Facility in Fort Lauderdale per court order on Tuesday.

Deputies were told that around 5:45 p.m. Mahmoud left the facility undetected.

He had been arrested in November and was being held without bond for violation of probation on charges including battery on a person 65 years old or older, grand theft and possession of cocaine and several other charges, records show.

Mahmoud stands about 6-foot-2, 250 pounds with medium length black and grey hair and tattoos on both forearms, investigators say. He was last seen wearing his tan jail uniform with socks and flip flops.

Anyone who has information on Mahmoud’s whereabouts should call 911 to report his location and not confront him yourself, BSO advises.


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