WESTON (CBSMiami) — A prisoner who escaped in Weston Thursday evening is still at large, according to Broward Sheriff’s Deputies.

Deputies said they they were trying to arrest 21-year-old Damian Alexander Fernandez for non-violent property crimes. They were taking him to the BSO’s Weston district office.

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Deputies said Fernandez struck the deputy and ran away while still handcuffed near 17300 Royal Palm Blvd.

The deputy was not injured.

Investigators set up a perimeter from Bonaventure Blvd. to Weston Road, from Royal Palm Blvd. to Three Village Road in search of Fernandez.

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Several hours later the search was terminated.

Deputies believe he may have left the area of Weston.

Fernandez is 5-foot-9 and about 150 pounds with long brown hair and several tattoos.He was last seen wearing black shorts, a white tank top and no shoes.

Anyone with information is urged to call Broward Crimestoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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