Security prisoner escapes from hospital in northern Israel

January 29, 2017 15:13

A security prisoner was on the loose in the Afula area on Sunday after he escaped while receiving medical treatment at Emek Medical Center in the northern Israeli city.

The 32-year-old Palestinian from the village of Damun in the northern West Bank escaped while being brought by an IDF soldier to the hospital for a medical check-up.A large contingent of police were searching the area surrounding the hospital for the suspect.

The fugitive was described as tall and skinny, wearing a black jacket, black pants and a black  hat.

Police were investigating the circumstances of the prisoner's escape.

Police requested that members of the public with information about the prisoner's whereabouts call the emergency hotline at 100.

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