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Teen escapes from Broward Juvenile Detention Center

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Posted at 9:00 AM, Nov 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-09 09:00:34-05

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a teen has escaped from a South Florida juvenile detention facility.

The Miami Herald reports that the 17-year-old boy disappeared Wednesday morning from the Broward Juvenile Detention Center in Fort Lauderdale.

Fort Lauderdale police and the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice were searching for the teen Thursday. Authorities didn't say how he escaped.

It wasn't immediately clear why the teen was in custody.