Update: No inmate has escaped, Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office says
Updated: 6:55 p.m. on May 11, 2021
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office says no prisoner has escaped and there is no threat to the public following a social media post made by Marquette police Tuesday, May 11.
MCSO says around 3 p.m. Tuesday, a male was taken to the Milwaukee County Jail by a suburban police department due to a retail theft warrant in another jurisdiction.
After he had changed into a jail uniform, officials discovered that he needed to be taken to a hospital for medical clearance before completing the intake process, and the individual was taken to a hospital near 13th and State Street.
A this time, officials from the jurisdiction that issued the warrant advised that they were no longer seeking his transfer. Police left the hospital, and shortly before 5 p.m., the individual left the hospital, still wearing jail attire.
His movements were reported to multiple law enforcement agencies due to concerns regarding his clothing.
Posted: 5:55 p.m. on May 11, 2021
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office says a prisoner has escaped near 12th and State.
Marquette police reported the news in a tweet Tuesday evening, May 11.
SAFETY ALERT -MCSO reports escaped prisoner reported near 12/ State. Blk male, orange jumper, gray sweater, may be armed. Call 911 if seen.— Marquette Police (@MarquettePD) May 11, 2021
The prisoner is described as a Black male in an orange jumper and gray sweater. He may be armed.
Officials say if seen, call 911.