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Broward County inmate escapes from Fort Lauderdale health center

BSO detectives search for Azmi Mahmoud, who walked away after being transferred from jail
Azmi Mahmoud, jail inmate who walked away from health center
Posted at 8:58 AM, Jan 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-06 08:58:15-05

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Broward Sheriff's Office detectives are searching for an inmate who walked away from a health center Tuesday night in Fort Lauderdale.

BSO detention deputies transferred Azmi Mahmoud from the main jail to the Henderson Behavioral Health facility, per a court order.

Deputies were later notified that Mahmoud left the facility about 5:45 p.m.

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Mahmoud, 46, was arrested in November and was being held without bond for violation of probation charges, including battery on a person 65 or older, grand theft and possession of cocaine.

Deputies said he was last seen wearing his tan jail uniform with socks and sandals.

Anyone with information as to his whereabouts is asked to contact the BSO.