11/17/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Robert Maday Manhunt: Police Hunt Escaped Armed Convict In Suburbs

Police have surrounded an apartment complex in Northwest suburban Chicago in search of an armed prisoner who overpowered his guards and escaped from the vehicle transporting him to court in Rolling Meadows Thursday.

Dozens of police cars, SWAT team members, police dogs and snipers are reportedly on the scene.

The Tribune report on the escape:

According to authorities, Robert Maday, 39, a federal bank robbery suspect, overpowered the officers in a sedan bringing him to the courthouse near Arlington Heights and Central Roads. Maday drove off in their vehicle and dumped it in Mt. Prospect, authorities said.

Watch live video of the search from CBS 2.