FBI announces reward for fugitive considered armed and dangerous

VIDEO: Moment fugitive flees from federal agents
(PHOTO: Obtained surveillance video)
(PHOTO: Obtained surveillance video)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The FBI announced Friday a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a fugitive who fled from federal agents on Fountain Square Thursday.

Mekahale Lamb, 31, was in handcuffs when he fled from FBI agents. Cincinnati Police Lt. Steve Saunders said he was last seen near Fountain Square without the handcuffs.

Surveillance video obtained by FOX19 NOW shows Lamb running across Fountain Square and citizens pointing the direction of his path to federal agents chasing after him. He has not been seen as of Friday evening.

Authorities describe Lamb as a black male, 5'7", 160 pounds with tattoos covering his upper body and neck. He was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and salmon-colored pants.

Lamb should be considered armed and dangerous, according to FBI spokesperson Todd Lindgren.

Federal agents arrested Lamb Thursday morning on federal warrants, Saunders said.

Lamb has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin and the distribution of heroin. According to the indictment, Lamb participated in a drug traffic organization and sold heroin in the Cincinnati area.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts could also call the FBI at (513) 421-4310.

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