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Man facing deportation escapes from ICE at Denver International Airport

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DENVER -- A man who was being deported to Gambia escaped just after arriving at Denver International Airport Tuesday morning and he was still on the run several hours later.

A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesman says two officers were escorting 25-year-old Phoday Dumbuya when he escaped from them at 8:30 a.m.

ICE officers launched a search right away, and asked other law enforcement at the airport for help according to a statement.

Officials describe Dumbuya as a black male, 6'1" tall who weighs 175 pounds.

He received two years probation for an assault conviction in Denver in 2008.

No information about his immigration case was released.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts can call ICE at 720-873-2828.