No escaped inmate, public danger: Milwaukee County sheriff

The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office said there is no escaped inmate from the Milwaukee County Jail, and no danger to the public, in a Tuesday, May 11 tweet.

Marquette University police had warned of a reported escaped prisoner near 12th and State, tweeting around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Around 3 p.m. Tuesday, the sheriff's office said, a man was brought to the Milwaukee County Jail after a retail theft warrant in another jurisdiction. After he was changed into a jail uniform, it was discovered he needed to be taken to a hospital for medical clearance before completing intake.

The man was taken to a hospital near 13th and State. At that time, the jurisdiction that issued the warrant informed the sheriff's office that they were no longer seeking to transfer the man. Accordingly, police left the hospital and the man left just before 5 p.m. – still wearing jail attire. 

At no time, the sheriff's office said, had the man escaped from the jail or from law enforcement. However, concerns about his attire were reported to multiple law enforcement agencies.

Around 6:10 p.m., Marquette police said the person was no longer near campus.

This is a developing story.

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