Prisoner escapes from New Jersey hospital- Still on the run


By NBC New York

Authorities are looking for a 46-year-old prisoner who escaped from a New Jersey hospital Monday, three days after being taken there with a police guard after complaining of chest pains.

Elijan Shabazz, imprisoned on robbery, burglary and resisting arrest charges, had been at University Hospital in Newark since Friday, with two police officers guarding his room, authorities said. Around 11 a.m. Monday, the guards noticed he was not in the room and the hospital went into lockdown mode.

The lockdown was lifted after authorities searched the hospital and nearby area for Shabazz for about two and a half hours and found no sign of him.

No hospital staff or patients were injured in the escape, the hospital said.

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