Parolee in custody after escaping from officers in Van Nuys

Los Angeles police officers assist state parole officers in the search for a suspect near Tyrone Avenue and Erwin Street in Van Nuys Monday, May 4, 2015.

A parolee was taken into custody after escaping from state parole officers while being booked at the Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys station Monday afternoon.

The man, whose name was not immediately available, fled into a surrounding neighborhood. The LAPD assisted state parole officers in the search near Tyrone Avenue and Erwin Street.

The parolee was found hiding in the parking lot of an apartment complex with the help of a K9 officer shortly before 5 p.m. No further details were immediately released.
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