Search continues for inmate who slipped out of handcuffs

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A prisoner slipped out of handcuffs and escaped Monday morning. (KTRK)

Police and Federal authorities are trying to track down an inmate who slipped out of his handcuffs while in a police van and escaped at Monday morning.

Houston police say 30-year-old Jorge Santana-Trujillo slipped out of his handcuffs and escaped through a window on the police transport van.

He was arrested by HPD on an outstanding warrant. Federal authorities told Eyewitness News Santana-Trujillo violated his parole by coming back into the United States.

He was picked up during a routine traffic stop for a seven year old warrant.

Santana-Trujillo escaped while being transported from the city jail to county jail.

Officers searched in the area of Scott Street and Leeland Street, not far from the University of Houston main campus, but after an hour, officers called off the search.

According to police, four teams are out looking for Santana-Trujillo, right now.

Police say he has no criminal history other than entering the country without proper paperwork and then trying to re-enter the country after being deported.

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HPD dogs seen searching area around Drew & Milby streets for escaped inmate.

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