Monday, July 6, 2015

Cops: Drug suspect escaped from police district on Whitaker Avenue

Police are on the hunt for a 21-year-old man who escaped from their custody at a police district on Whitaker Avenue near Erie Thursday morning.

Cops: Drug suspect escaped from police district on Whitaker Avenue

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Police are looking for Felix Gonzalez, 21, who escaped from custody Thursday morning on Whitaker Avenue near Erie. (Philadelphia Police)
Police are looking for Felix Gonzalez, 21, who escaped from custody Thursday morning on Whitaker Avenue near Erie. (Philadelphia Police)

Police are on the hunt for a 21-year-old man who escaped from their custody at the 24th and 25th police district headquarters on Whitaker Avenue near Erie Thursday morning.

Felix Gonzalez, who was arrested Wednesday on drug charges, swapped arm bands with another prisoner at the district and escaped, cops said. The man, whose last known address is on Kip Street near Westmoreland, is a repeat drug offender, according to court documents, and was being held on $50,000 bail.

Anyone who knows his whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the East Detective Division at 215-686-3243.

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