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Suspect on the run after escaping police custody in the Bronx: NYPD

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Narciso Rosario, 19, escaped police custody on October 25, 2016. Photo shows May 27, 2016 mugshot. (Photo: NYPD)

Narciso Rosario, 19, escaped police custody on October 25, 2016. Photo shows May 27, 2016 mugshot. (Photo: NYPD)

WEST FARMS, Bronx – Authorities are searching for a 19-year-old man who escaped police custody in the West Farms section of the Bronx late Monday.

The NYPD said Narciso Rosario was being handcuffed along with a 26-year-old man at the intersection of East 178th Street and Hughes Avenue around 9:40 p.m. Monday.  Rosario struggled with police and managed to get away, police said.

Rosario was last seen running north on Hughes Avenue toward East 179th Street.

He is described as being 6 feet tall, weighing around 190 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, black baseball cap, dark-colored jeans and multi-colored sneakers.

Rosario was arrested on in May for burglary, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).