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Deputies call off search for suspect who escaped custody in North Austin

Travis County Sheriff's Office deputies are searching for a suspect who escaped their custody in North Austin Tuesday afternoon. (Image credit: MGN Online)

UPDATE 9:20 p.m.: The Travis County Sheriff's Office says the search for the escaped suspect has been called off for the night.

A BOLO was issued to local law enforcement.

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Travis County Sheriff's Office deputies are searching for a suspect who escaped their custody in North Austin Tuesday afternoon.

A spokesperson for the sheriff's office says the suspect had been arrested for unlawful use of motor vehicle. At the scene of the arrest, the suspect indicated a medical need. EMS medics treated the suspect at the scene and then transported them to North Austin Medical Center.

At approximately 3:45 p.m., after treatment at the hospital, deputies were about to transported the suspect to jail -- but they escaped on foot.

Austin Police are assisting with the search. A description of the suspect has not been released. The sheriff's office said they do not believe the public to be in danger.

Further details were not immediately available. This developing story will be updated.

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