DENVER (CBS4) – A man who is suspected in an attempted murder case escaped from a facility inside Denver Health Medical Center where he was being held.

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Mauricio Venzor (credit: Denver Police)

Mauricio Venzor escaped just after daybreak on Monday. He was reportedly wearing leg irons and wasn’t in handcuffs and had on a dark green uniform that had the letters CCMF on it. Venzor is approximately 5-foot-7 and weighs 170 pounds.

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Police are searching in an area south of the medical facility for the escapee. A perimeter was set up around Denver Health after he escaped as officers and K9 officers searched for Venzor.

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Venzor allegedly took his ex-girlfriend and their son from a home in Adams County at gunpoint late last summer in a case that triggered an Amber Alert. The woman and the child were found unharmed but the subsequent search for Venzor lasted several days.

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People who live in the area are asked to be on alert and report suspicious behavior. Police believe Venzor could be hiding in sheds or outbuildings.

Police asked anyone who spots Venzor to call 911 or Crimestoppers at 720-913-STOP.

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