Several police agencies are looking for an escaped prisoner in Mid-City this morning, according to a WWL-TV news report.

They are looking in the areas around Gravier Street and South Carrollton and Tulane avenues.

Police say the prisoner was being transported from East Feliciana Parish to Orleans Parish Prison. Officials are searching about a one block radius, looking between houses for a suspect that police say may be wearing an undershirt and slacks and not wearing the prisoner uniform.

Although the search is taking place near the Orleans Parish Prison, the inmate was not being held there.