D.C. prisoner escapes during transport
The Associated Press
Washington- D.C. police are looking for a prisoner who escaped from a transport vehicle Monday morning.
Police say 34-year-old James Bell managed to kick open the door of the vehicle in the 1300 block of Maryland Avenue. He was being moved from the Fifth Police District to police headquarters.
Bell also goes by the first name Marcell. He was arrested on Saturday on charges of setting fire to a vehicle on 'L' Street Northeast.
Police say Bell is a black man, about six-foot-one and 150 pounds. He has braided hair, a tombstone "RIP" tattoo on his upper right arm and a heart with the name "Tanya" in it on his upper left arm.
He was last seen wearing a black prison jumpsuit and may still have the plastic handcuffs he was wearing when he escaped.
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