Police on Wednesday evening apprehended a man they say escaped from federal custody on his way to Metropolitan Detention Center in Sunset Park after an hours-long search and stakeout.
A spokesman for the NYPD would not disclose the suspect’s identity but told Brooklyn Paper at around 5:30 pm that the inmate was on the run with no shoes. Police described the detainee as a 19-year-old man standing at 5-feet, 10-inches tall with black pants and a gray hoodie.
Police said the escapee was taken into custody at 174 26th Street between Third and Fourth Avenues in Greenwood Heights at approximately 6:42 pm.
After searching Fourth Avenue rooftops and residences for the suspect, authorities cordoned off 26th Street between Third and Fourth Avenue at around 6 pm — when police suspected the 19-year-old was hiding out inside the 26th Street home.
Cops on the scene said the suspect jumped out of a moving car on his way to MDC.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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