Escaped prisoner Alleem Borden spotted in West Philadelphia, sources say

The suspect remains on the run after fleeing officers while being discharged from Episcopal Hospital at about 6:42 a.m. Monday.

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Sources: Escaped prisoner possibly spotted in West Philadelphia
Escaped prisoner Alleem Bordan possibly spotted in West Philadelphia, sources say

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A handcuffed prisoner who escaped from a Philadelphia hospital on Monday was spotted Tuesday afternoon.

Sources tell Action News that 29-year-old Alleem Borden was seen in West Philadelphia. Police officers and US Marshals searched the area, but no arrests were made.

He has been on the run for more than 40 hours after fleeing officers while being discharged from Episcopal Hospital at about 6:42 a.m. Monday.

"He outran them with handcuffs behind him and disappeared in the 2700 block of Hancock Street," said Deputy Commissioner Frank Vanore.

Borden had his hands cuffed behind his back when he fled. Police launched an "intense search" but could not find him.

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He was arrested on Sunday for allegedly stealing a car from a delivery driver on Thursday, Vanore said, adding that Borden was then found sleeping in the vehicle.

While he was being processed, he complained of pain.

"If a prisoner complains of pain or has an injury, it's our policy that we take them to a facility," Vanore said. "He was checked out and discharged."

Video obtained by Action News shows Borden running through a Kensington parking lot after his escape.

Video shows handcuffed prisoner who outran officers after he escaped from a hospital in the city's Kensington section.

Borden has a litany of prior arrests dating back to 2016, including for aggravated assault, resisting arrest and weapons charges, according to records.

One of his prior cases was out of Cambria County in western Pennsylvania. He was charged with resisting arrest and running from police in 2020.

Borden joins the growing list of escapes across the region. Just last month, 17-year-old Shane Pryor escaped DHS custody after being transported to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for a hand injury.

In 2023, our region saw seven escapees, including the prison break of Danelo Cavalcante, who was captured after 14 days on the run in Chester County.

While police don't consider Borden to be dangerous, anyone who sees him or knows of his whereabouts is asked to call 911.

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