- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The search continues for a prisoner who escaped from a guarded hospital room in Newark.

Elijah Shabazz had been admitted to University Hospital under police guard after complaining of chest pains.

Shabazz was being held on robbery, burglary and resisting arrest charges.

Police and doctors discovered the 46-year-old wasn’t in his room shortly after 11 a.m. Monday.

The hospital was put in lockdown for more than two hours and only patients entering the building for treatment were allowed in.



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