story updated June 25, 2017 at 2:11 pm

St. Louis County Police say it’s believed that wanted fugitive Bruce Brutsman stole a 1997 Toyota Tercel from the 5800 block of Hampton in St. Louis. If you’ve seen the car, call police.

our earlier story:

CLAYTON, Mo. (KMOX) – St. Louis County Police say an escapee from police custody should be considered armed and dangerous.

Thirty-six-year-old Bruce Brutsman of St. Louis reportedly swallowed a battery at the county justice center on Saturday and was taken to the hospital. While there, he broke away from an officer and ran off.

Brutsman is a 6’6″ white male weighing 240 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call County Police at 636-529-8210 or Crimestoppers at 866-371-TIPS. Crimestoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to Brutsman’s arrest.

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