A Philadelphia inmate who was being held on a murder charge has escaped, police warn the public

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Pictured is Shane Pryor, a 17-year-old prisoner awaiting trial for murder. Philadelphia police are searching for Pryor after he escaped from police custody and say he should be considered dangerous.

Philadelphia Police are searching for an escaped prisoner being held for murder.

Shane Pryor, 17, was being held on charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and firearms charges, according to court records obtained by the center. WPVI-TV Displays. Police say he should be considered dangerous.

Pryor, who was being held in connection with a 2020 murder, had been in custody since he was 14 years old awaiting trial, police said at a news conference. Press Conference Wednesday afternoon.

SWAT units, Philadelphia Police, Pennsylvania Police, and K-9 units are involved in the search for Pryor.

Pryor escapes from police custody

Pryor fled from the emergency room parking lot at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia shortly before noon on Wednesday.

According to police, two prison employees were accompanying Pryor after he was injured in his hand inside the Juvenile Justice Center. He was not tied when he escaped.

Police said Pryor was last seen heading from 34th Street and Spruce Avenue to University Avenue and Civic Center Avenue.

Police said Pryor was also seen on surveillance video walking past other medical buildings in University City and asking people to use the phone.

He was last seen wearing a sweatshirt, blue sweatpants, socks and slides, although police say he may have since removed the sweatshirt.

The Philadelphia Police Department describes him as 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 180 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Philadelphia inmate Shane Pryor, awaiting murder trial, escapes from police

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