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Police looking for “dangerous” man possibly in Woodford County

Posted on May 5, 2022

Javier Aguirre, a 47-year-old man from Hoopestown, escaped from a hospital transport van around 11:20 Wednesday night. (MGN/Illinois State Police)

By HOI ABC

BLOOMINGTON – Illinois State Police issued a public safety announcement Thursday morning alerting the public of an escaped individual who is possibly located in Woodford County. Police say he is considered a danger to himself and others.

Javier Aguirre, a 47-year-old man from Hoopestown, escaped from a hospital transport van around 11:20 Wednesday night.

According to a release from state police, Aguirre escaped on Interstate 39 near mile marker 28, just north of Minonk. ISP conducted a search of the area using Air Operations and K9 units, but Aguirre was not found.

Illinois State Police spokesperson Haylie Polistina says Aguirre was not in prison. A Woodford County court document obtained by Heart of Illinois ABC shows Aguirre was charged today with damage to property at HRT Professionnals LLC, allegedly breaking a window of a company car and was hurt – bringing about his transportation to a hospital.

Police also say he is a danger to himself and others and should not be approached under any circumstances. If you see him, call 911.

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