Providence police looking for suspect who escaped custody at RI Hospital


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Providence police are looking for a man who they say escaped from their custody while at Rhode Island Hospital Saturday morning.

The suspect, David Marroquin, 19, was arrested Friday for breaking and entering that happened on Tuesday.

After his arrest, he complained of injuries and was taken to the hospital.

Marroquin was able to escape while outside the hospital and about to be put into a cruiser.

Police say he’s Hispanic/white, stands 5-foot-9 and weighs around 130 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white shirt, gray sweatpants and red and white Nike shoes.

His last known address is in Providence, according to police, and he has a history of having guns and knives.

A hospital spokesperson said the facility is operating as normal, with some extra police presence as a precaution.

Anyone with information is asked to call Providence police.

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