Trumansburg schools are on lockdown today as police continue to search for a suspect that escaped their custody last night.
Andrew Jacobsen, a former Trumansburg police officer, was arrested last night on a warrant for grand larceny. According to Trumansburg police, Jacobsen asked if he could go outside and smoke a cigarette while he was waiting for his booking. Jacobsen, who was not handcuffed, pushed a police officer and then took off running. Police from multiple agencies looked for Jacobsen through the night.
Jacobson is described as 6′ 1″ tall, about 235 pounds with a bushy beard. He is not believed to be armed and should be considered non-violent.
Anyone with information about Jacobsen is asked to call 911.