BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A 15-year-old suspect is on the loose after escaping Baton Rouge police custody on Thursday night.

The suspect is accused of simple burglary of a vehicle on Thursday, Dec. 29, according to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office (EBRSO). He was arrested and taken to Baton Rouge Police Department Headquarters on Airline Highway, where he was processed and taken back to a deputy’s unit.

The sheriff’s office said the teen got away on foot before the deputy could put him inside the unit. A perimeter was set up during the search, but law enforcement was unable to find the suspect.

The search is ongoing.