ALERT: Police Searching for Dangerous Broward Escapee

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.