State Police are looking for two inmates who escaped during a medical evaluation at Waterbury Hospital Friday night.
Police said 27-year-old Tjayda Jones and 31-year-old Marcos Jimenez were transported from the Chasse Center Halfway House to Waterbury Hospital for a possible drug overdose.
According to investigators, one of the men knocked a nurse to the floor as they both escaped from the hospital. Jones had a vehicle outside the hospital waiting for him, said police.
Investigators believe Jones is in the Hartford area and Jimenez, originally from Meriden, was last seen in Waterbury.
Police said Jones is serving time for assault and is a priority to apprehend. Jimenez was serving time for violating probation.
If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of either escapee, you are urged to contact State Police at 203-267-2200. All calls will be kept confidential.