Man Convicted of Attempted Murder Escapes in Howard County

WASHINGTON — Police are searching for a prisoner who escaped while being transported to a Howard County hospital center Friday morning.

David Watson, 28, was being transported to Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center in Jessup, Maryland, around 9:45 a.m. when he escaped custody and fled into a wooded area.

Watson is serving time in Wicomico County Corrections Center for attempted murder of police officers.

He is described as a white male, 5 feet, 8 inches tall and 140 pounds. He was last seen in the area of Dorsey Run Road and Patuxent Range Road.

Below is a map of that area:

Howard County police are searching the area with patrol officers, K-9 unites and a police helicopter.

Anyone who sees a suspicious subject matching Watson’s description should call 911.

Stay with WTOP for updates on this developing story.

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