MILWAUKEE (AP) -

A fugitive managed to escape a large contingency of Milwaukee police officers and federal marshals by scaling the balconies of a downtown high-rise apartment building.

About a dozen deputy marshals and several dozen police officers descended on the Juneau Village Towers Tuesday evening on a tip the armed robbery suspect on bail for federal drug charges was in a seventh-floor apartment.

Police say Jonny Lopez escaped and scaled balconies down to the third floor. Police say he somehow made his way back into the building, which prompted a search that lasted five hours.

Apartment residents were screened as they entered and exited the building. Lopez was not located.