Akron police searching for juvenile that escaped from Summit County detention center

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AKRON – Akron police confirmed that they are currently searching for a 17-year-old male that escaped from a Summit County detention center on Saturday.

Police say he escaped between 6 and 7:30 p.m. and they believe it could have been through an unlocked door.

Authorities are reviewing surveillance footage to confirm how he escaped.

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office is currently handling the investigation.