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Inmate on the run after escaping from state facility in Tucson

(Arizona Department of Corrections Photo)

TUCSON, Ariz. – Authorities were searching for an inmate who escaped from a state prison in Tucson.

Officials said 27-year-old Kevin Anthony Purdon escaped Sunday night from a minimum-custody unit at the Arizona State Prison Complex in Tucson.

The Arizona Department of Corrections said Purdon was last accounted for at 7:40 p.m. Sunday.

Searchers and tracking dogs were trying to locate Purdon.

Purdon was serving more than four years in prison for his March 2016 guilty plea to solicitation to possess a dangerous drug for sale.

Anyone who sees Purdon should call 911, authorities said.

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