State police issue public safety alert after man escapes from hospital transport near Minonk
The Illinois State Police have issued a public safety alert after a Vermilion County man escaped from authorities in Woodford County.
Javier Aguirre, 47, of Hoopeston, escaped from a hospital transport van on Interstate 39 near Minonk around 11:20 p.m. Wednesday night, said ISP.
Aerial and K9 searches have not turned up Aguirre.
Police have deemed him a danger to himself and others, and say he shouldn't be approached.
The Fieldcrest primary and high schools in Minonk are on a soft lockdown while police search for Aguirre.
It's unclear why Aguirre is deemed a risk to the public. He does not appear in a database of Illinois Department of Corrections detainees, or in Vermilion County court records.