Murder suspect escapes custody in courtroom 07/18/2016 6:51 am PDT Comments KTVI via KTVI: FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- (KTVI) -- An intense manhunt is underway in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where a murder suspect was able to escape from inside a courtroom. Even though police are scouring the area and tips have been pouring in, the suspect is still at large. Police think accomplices may have been involved. They say a woman in the courtroom stood and started clapping very loud, causing a distraction while the suspect darted from the courtroom. FULL STORY: Murder suspect escapes custody in courtroom - KTVI Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.