Authorities search for man who escaped custody in West El Paso

POSTED: 04:19 PM MDT Sep 06, 2013    UPDATED: 04:19 PM MDT Sep 06, 2013 
EL PASO, Texas -

Authorities are searching for a man who escaped custody in West El Paso near the Kern Place area Friday afternoon.

A helicopter also has been involved in the search.

El Paso police officials told ABC-7 that the information they have leads them to believe the man is not dangerous because he was wanted for a nonviolent probation violation warrant.