NEW ORLEANS An inmate from the Orleans Parish Prison is on the loose after escaping from the Temporary Housing Center early Monday morning.

Juan Vazquez, 25, cut through a tent and scaled a razor-wire fence to escape, according to officials. Vazquez was present for the final roll call Sunday evening, according to Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office officials.

Vazquez may have injured himself attempting to escape.

He was in custody on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of a weapon while in possession of a controlled substance, possession with the intent to distribute heroin and unauthorized possession of drug paraphernalia, according to officials.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Vazquez should call the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office at 504-827-8505.

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