Police searching for fugitive who escaped from hospital with IV and heart monitor attached

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By Amanda Klein | January 24, 2019

Authorities are searching for a 39-year-old man who walked out of a local hospital with an IV and heart monitor still attached to his body after undergoing surgery on his ankle he broke while fleeing from police.

Police say Jerome Solomon, of Pitcarin, fled from his residence as police attempted to arrest him on two outstanding arrest warrants. During the incident Solomon fell 15 feet while trying to climb over a wall behind his garage and fractured his left ankle.

The hospital contacted county police to advise them that Solomon was out of surgery. Before police officers could get to the hospital, Solomon had fled with an IV and a heart monitor still attached to him.

Surveillance video from the hospital showed Solomon leaving the hospital with the help of two other black males and two black females.

Solomon is wanted on robbery, theft, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, and other charges on the two outstanding arrest warrants.

Police are offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to Solomon’s arrest. Anyone with information about his whereabouts are urged to call 412-255-8477.

Amanda Klein can be contacted at amanda.klein@grantstreetnews.com

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