BERNALILLO, N.M. — Authorities say a federal inmate has escaped from the Sandoval County Detention Facility in New Mexico.

County Sheriff’s officials say Ryan Griffin was being held on undisclosed federal charges at the time of the escape.

They didn’t immediately provide details about the escape Wednesday, saying only that it is under investigation.

Authorities say they are searching for Griffin in an area of Bernalillo.

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