Search continues for man wanted by INS

January 14, 2000|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Federal agents continued to search yesterday for a Jamaican man who apparently eluded authorities Wednesday after they surrounded a Randallstown home where he was seen, set up roadblocks and delayed school dismissals.

Baltimore County police tactical officers were called to assist federal agents at the home in the 800 block of Falcon Ridge Drive, but left about 7 p.m. Wednesday when U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service officials said their help was no longer needed, said Bill Toohey, spokesman for the county police.

Neighbors said yesterday that agents left the neighborhood about 9 p.m. Wednesday. Agents found no one inside the home.

Authorities are searching for Hubert Downer, 38, of no fixed address, a Jamaican national who police said has served nine years for federal drug and weapons charges.

He was being sought after he posted a $50,000 bond and failed to appear at a deportation hearing Wednesday.

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