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Manhunt underway in Florida for escaped sailor

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A manhunt is underway in Jacksonville for a sailor who escaped custody while being transported.

The sailor had gone AWOL from the USS Iwo Jima, but broke away from military officers who were transporting him to a detainment facility.

The sailor jumped a fence and ran across a road and into the woods.

The name of that sailor has not yet been released, but officials say he poses no threat to the public.