Man sought in escape from halfway house in Reading

READING, Pa. - Police are seeking a man who escaped from a halfway house in Reading.

Joseph Kell Mahorney Jr. managed to leave the ADDAPT facility on Madison Avenue through a fire door shortly after 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Mahorney, 24, is described as a white man who stands five feet, seven inches tall and weighs 180 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone who knows of Mahorney's whereabouts is asked to contact state police in Reading at 610-378-4011 or Crime Alert Berks County via anonymous text to 847411, starting the message with keyword alertberks. You can also call Crime Alert at 877-373-9913.

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