Reno police say a suspect escaped custody while being taken to jail.

reno 911RENO — Reno police say a suspect escaped custody while being taken to jail.

Authorities say detectives were transporting 30-year-old Javier Saldana to Washoe County Jail on Friday afternoon when he somehow was able to separate himself from them.

Police say Saldana fled in a vehicle, which has since been located.

Federal, state and local agencies are assisting Reno police in the search.

Police did not say why Saldana was initially arrested.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Reno police.

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