Search for handcuffed man who eluded Miami Beach Police called off

MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - The search for a man who eluded police custody in Miami Beach while in handcuffs has been called off.

According to Miami Beach Police, a subject fled from a police officer after he was detained at a hotel near Collins Avenue and 17th Street, just before 8 p.m., Monday.

They called off the search just after 10 p.m., Monday.

Police said they had set up a perimeter in the area of the 17th Street that stretched as far north as 20th Street along the beach walk.

Officials said they received a call around 7:48 p.m. regarding two men who had refused to leave the hotel’s pool area.

When officers arrived, one of the men was subsequently detained on a narcotics-related offense, police said.

7News cameras captured K-9s searching the area, officers using flashlights and a helicopter hovering overhead trying to locate the man.

Police said they did not locate the man and will continue to investigate the incident.

If you have any information on his whereabouts, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.

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