CHELSEA, Maine — State police are attempting to locate a man wanted on charges in two states who bolted from troopers in Chelsea Wednesday night while in handcuffs.

Troopers also are urging for the public’s help as Jason Langdon, 34, remains on the loose, Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said.

Langdon was last seen in the area of Overlook Drive around 11:30 p.m., McCausland said.

Earlier Wednesday, Langdon’s vehicle had been pulled over on Route 9 and he subsequently gave police a fake name, McCausland said.

After being arrested and placed in a squad car, Langdon took off into the woods while in handcuffs, losing a shoe in the process, McCausland said.

Troopers and a canine unit searched the area with no luck. A resident in West Gardiner spotted Langdon about five hours later, but again he was not found.

Langdon is wanted on charges in Colorado and Florida and is a transient. He is 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs 135 pounds and has brown hair and green eyes.

Anyone who sees him should call Maine State Police in Augusta at 624-7076 or 911.

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