PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A manhunt is underway for an escaped prisoner in Philadelphia.

Police say Alex Alvarado, 46, escaped from Temple Hospital on Thursday just before 1 p.m. He was originally arrested on Wednesday for allegedly stealing a vehicle.

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Police describe him as a black man standing 5′ 6″ and weighing around 170 pounds.

Anyone with any information is asked to dial 9-1-1 immediately.