Police are looking for a burglary suspect who escaped custody while being treated at a Manhattan hospital on Thursday afternoon.

Daniel Ortiz, 31, was being treated for an unknown injury at the Lenox Hill Healthplex Hospital on Seventh Avenue and 12th Street in Greenwich Village, police said. He left the hospital unescorted around 3:30 p.m. wearing one leg shackle.

Detectives brought dogs to track the scent of the escaped suspect's clothing from a white plastic hospital bag and tracked him to an apartment building just up the block from the hospital, CBS 2 reported. Ortiz wasn't there—cops think he may have tried to hide out for a bit or get the shackle off his leg. Police also canvassed nearby businesses asking employees if they had seen him.

Police sources told NBC4 that Ortiz may have entered the 14th Street station near the hospital, around West 12th Street. From there, he could have taken the F, M, 1, 2, or 3 trains. An NYPD spokesperson told Gothamist there were no new updates as of this morning.

CBS 2 reports that there have been three cases of suspects escaping custody this year and at least six cases in 2015.

Ortiz is described as being around 5'6" tall, 130 pounds with dark brown eyes and brown, curly hair. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored pea coat, dark blue jeans, and dark brown boots. Police say he may be bleeding from the wrist and walks with a noticeable limp.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.