CAPTURED! Police Locate Dangerous Broward Escapee

UPDATE: Police safely captured an escaped inmate in Broward County. Police said 33-year-old John Ireland escaped from the South Florida State Hospital n Broward on Wednesday. On Thursday, police said officers captured him in Oakland Park and took him safely into custody. He will face new charges for the escape.
Investigators say Ireland is a court-ordered patient of the hospital. Police say he has a history of violent behavior.

(Original Story)
A search is underway to find an escaped Broward County prisoner described as dangerous. Pembroke Pines police say John Ireland escaped yesterday from a state hospital in Broward.

Police said he hopped a fence around 4 p.m. Authorities used dogs and a helicopter to search for him without any luck.


The 33-year-old has schizophrenia and a history of violent behavior. He’s described as six-foot-five, 200 pounds, white Hispanic, with brown hair, brown eyes, facial hair and multiple face tattoos.

Police have stepped up patrols in the area as a precaution.

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