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Teen escapes from Broward Juvenile Detention Center

Posted: 9:00 AM, Nov 09, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-09 14:00:34Z

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.