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(BALTIMORE) — Howard County police are searching for a prisoner who escaped from the Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center on Dorsey Run Road in Jessup on Friday morning, according to ABC affiliate WMAR-TV.

David M. Watson, 28, was being transported to the hospital by the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office when he escaped custody and ran into a wooded area.

He is described as a white male, 5 feet 8 inches tall and 140 pounds. He was last seen in the area of Dorsey Run Road and Patuxent Range Road. Watson is serving time in Wicomico County for attempted murder of police officers, according to officials.

Police are searching the area with patrol officers, K9 units and a police helicopter.

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