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PORTAGE, Mich. (WZZM) - The Portage Department of Public Safety is looking for help in finding an assault suspect who escaped from a patrol car while handcuffed.

Early Tuesday morning, officers were called to a business in the 7500 block of Westnedge on a report of a fight in progress. When police arrived, the suspect was assaulting another person on the ground in the parking lot. Police detained the suspect, put him in handcuffs and put him in the back of the police car. While the officer went to interview witnesses, the suspect crawled through the security screen and escaped.

Police are looking for Brandon Wayne Brock, 32, 5'5" tall, 150lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information about Brock's current location is encouraged to contact the Portage Department of Public Safety at 329-4567 or Silent Observer at 343-2100, www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com .