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Search for escaped suspect

December 8, 2008 8:51:13 PM PST
The suspect apparently escaped his holding cell through the ceiling in Philly police H.Q.Police say the suspect, 28-year-old Hector Gomez, was arrested for a burglary, but told police he knew information about a homicide case.

Gomez was being held in a homicide holding cell at police headquarters at 8th and Race streets Monday night. Somehow, Gomez got out through the ceiling of his cell and managed to get out of the building.

Investigators have not yet said which homicide case Gomez claimed to have information about, but a search is underway.

Police were holding a news conference at headquarters Monday night just before 9 p.m.

Gomez is described as being 5'8" tall and weighing about 140 pounds.

Full details will be coming up on Action News at 11 p.m. and throughout the night on 6abc.com.

You can get the latest crime statistics from the Philadelphia Police by CLICKING HERE for the force's crime data mapping site.


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