Man Escapes From Denham Springs Police Patrol Car

(WBRZ News 2) The Denham Springs Police Department has called off a manhunt for a suspect that escaped from the back a patrol car Thursday afternoon.

The search for Nicholas Allen began around 2 p.m.  According to the police department, officers were serving a warrant at America's Best Value Inn off of Range Avenue near the interstate when Allen was taken into custody. While officers were searching the hotel room, Allen kicked out the back window of the patrol car and ran into the woods.

The department says that officers located drugs and a gun with a scratched out serial number inside the hotel room. 

The search for Allen was called off around 4 p.m. as dogs that were tracking him lost his scent, police say. 

Allen is described as a white man wearing a black tank top and camouflage pants. The Denham Springs Police Department said that Allen is not believed to be armed and dangerous.

New arrest warrants for Allen will be prepared, according to police.

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