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Md. inmate overpowers officers, flees hospital

Prisoner shoots, carjacks his way out of custody

By Justin Fenton
The Baltimore Sun

LAUREL, Md. — Police are searching for a 45-year-old inmate who escaped from Laurel Regional Hospital about 9 a.m. today.

Police said the inmate, Kelvin Poke, was believed to have fled in a stolen 1993 navy blue Toyota Camry with Maryland license plate MVC 433. Poke is described as a black man, 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighing about 235 pounds. The hospital and some schools and businesses are on lockdown.

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