TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Authorities are still searching for the man accused of assaulting a federal agent and escaping custody while at a Tucson hospital.
On Saturday, March 4, Border Patrol identified the suspect as 37-year-old Carlos Erazo-Velasquez.
The CBP said Erazo-Velasquez, of Honduras, was arrested Wednesday, March 1, near Nogales, AZ.
"At the time of the encounter, the suspect attempted to evade arrest, assaulted an agent and fled on foot," CBP said in a release. "During the foot chase, the suspect collapsed and (agents) rendered aid. The suspect was transported to Banner UMC."
The agent allegedly assaulted by Erazo-Velasquez was treated and released, according to CBP.
While getting a medical evaluation at Banner Friday night, Erazo-Velasquez escaped custody.
CBP agents, using vehicle and helicopters, began searching the area around the hospital and a midtown apartment complex.
The Tucson Police Department initially assisted in the search for a while, but withdrew its support for unknown reasons.
The TPD did issue a news release late Saturday afternoon. The release can be read HERE.
The search for Erazo-Velasquez continued on Saturday. He has been described as a 5-foot-7, 215-pound man with curly black hair. He was last seen wearing a hospital gown and gray pants.
Anyone who has seen Erazo-Velasquez is asked to call 911 or the Tucson Sector Border Patrol at 748-3000.
According to the Sweetwater Now, Erazo-Velasquez was arrested in Wyoming in June 2016. The report claims he was a facing charges of marijuana possession, no driver's license and a detainer from ICE.