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Escaped prisoner Alleem Bordan spotted in West Philadelphia, U.S. Marshals join search

Law enforcement searching for escaped Philadelphia prisoner Alleem Bordan
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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- The U.S. Marshals Service has joined the search for Alleem Bordan, who escaped police custody while being discharged from a hospital in Philadelphia on Monday. 

The U.S. Marshals confirmed that Bordan was seen in West Philadelphia on Tuesday, Feb. 27, but wasn't captured. The Marshals will continue their search for Bordan Wednesday morning.

Early on Feb. 26, 2024, the 29-year-old ran from police with his hands still cuffed behind his back at Temple University Hospital's Episcopal campus in Kensington.

Police said Bordan was initially arrested Sunday morning in the 1100 block of Frankford Avenue for driving a stolen vehicle.

Alleem Bordan, prisoner who escaped from Episcopal Hospital on Feb. 26, 2024
Alleem Bordan, prisoner who escaped from Episcopal Hospital on Feb. 26, 2024 CBS Philadelphia

Bordan complained about back pain while getting processed and was taken to the hospital to get checked out, police said.  

After getting discharged, police said Bordan broke free from the officers as they were walking him back to the cruiser and took off through a gas station parking lot. 

Police say Bordan is 5-foot-6, 145 pounds with braids and a beard. He was wearing a blue and black plaid shirt over top of a black T-shirt, blue jeans and brown boots.

Bordan's last known address is in the 1300 block of North Allison Street in West Philadelphia.

Anyone with information on Bordan's whereabouts is asked to call 911 or contact 215-686-TIPS.

Other prisoners who escaped in Philadelphia area

Bordan isn't the first prisoner to escape in the Philly region -- he's one of several over the past year to be on the run.   

Shane Pryor, 17, was captured by U.S. Marshals after being on the run for five days. He escaped custody outside of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in January. 

In November, Gino Hagenkotter escaped from the Riverside Correctional Facility while he was working in an orchard on prison property. He was found dead about two weeks later inside a warehouse. 

Two months before Hagenkotter's escape, convicted murderer Danelo Cavalcante led multiple law enforcement agencies on a 14-day manhunt in Chester County.

In May of 2023, Ameen Hurst, who was in custody in connection with four homicides, escaped with Nasir Grant from the Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center in Holmesburg. Both Hurst and Grant were eventually taken back into custody in different locations of the city.

Multiple people were charged with aiding Hurst and Grant in their escape.

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