The hunt is on for a Wendouree man who escaped police custody last night.
The 29 year old was being interviewed for assault related matters when he escaped Ballarat Police Station in Dana Street around 6.55pm. It's unclear how he escaped.
Residents reported a large police presence around the Mair and Sturt Street areas with the CBD in lock down.
A large scale search continues for the man across Ballarat this morning.
Professional Standards Command has been notified.
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