WELSH, La. (KPEL) -- Police in Welsh are searching for a suspect who escaped police custody shortly after being arrested on a federal warrant.

KATC TV-3 reports 33-year-old Damien Guidry was taken into custody following a traffic stop, but he somehow escaped from the Welsh Police Department.

Police say 6-foot-3, 192 pounds, and has known ties to the area. He is believed to be armed and extremely dangerous.

If you know where Guidry may be, you're urged to call 911 or the Welsh Police Department at (337) 734-2626.