Police still looking for man who escaped custody

Jose L. Cruz is wanted after escaping custody from a local hospital Tuesday evening.

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita police are looking for 35-year-old Jose L. Cruz who escaped Tuesday night around 5:30 p.m.

Police said Cruz was in police custody and began to complain of chest pains. He was transported to Via Christi St. Francis Hospital.

During his treatment, he escaped from a room with officers outside. KSN asked police how that happened.

“Security was notified right away. Dispatch was notified right away within minutes. They were able to see on security camera he was able to walk out of the hospital,” said Sgt. Nikki Woodrow. “We need to focus that we are looking for him.”

Cruz was last seen wearing a red shirt, black pants and shoes. Police said he has three warrant violations.

If you know his whereabouts, please contact 911 or Crime Stoppers at 267-2111.

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