- Associated Press - Saturday, March 4, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities in Tucson were searching Saturday for a Honduran man that U.S. Customs and Border Protection says escaped from a hospital where he was taken after entering the United States illegally and assaulting an agent.

CBP says 37-year-old Carlos Erazo-Velasquez escaped Friday night while being treated following his arrest Wednesday near Nogales.

According to CBP, Erazo-Velasquez fled on foot after assaulting an agent while attempting to evade arrest and was taken to a hospital in Tucson after he collapsed during a foot chase.

Erazo-Velasquez is described as 5-foot-7 and 215 pounds and having black hair. A photo released by the agency shows him with beard.

CBP says Erazo-Velasquez has a criminal history related to drug offenses and previously had been removed from the United States.

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