Photo credit: San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

An intense search is under way downtown for an escaped prisoner. Police are searching by ground and air for a jail inmate who escaped from a processing area at the San Diego Central Jail downtown, an SDPD spokesman said Monday.

The man, who was handcuffed when he got away, is described as roughly 6-feet-5-inches tall, African-American, and has long, curly black hair.

It’s not immediately clear why he was under arrest.

–City News Service contributed to this report.

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