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Handcuffed suspect assaults cop, escapes police custody in Harlem: NYPD

Posted at 12:47 AM, Jun 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-24 08:16:37-04

HARLEM, Manhattan-- The NYPD is  urgently looking for a suspect who escaped police custody in Harlem Tuesday night, according to authorities.

Police are looking for Tareek Arnold, 23, who escaped NYPD custody in Harlem Tuesday night. (Photo: DCPI)

Police are looking for Tareek Arnold, 23, who escaped NYPD custody in Harlem Tuesday night. (Photo: DCPI)

Tareek Arnold, 23, while in custody of the NYPD, assaulted a police officer escorting him to Manhattan Central Booking at approximately 7:20 p.m. Tuesday, cops said.

Arnold, who is described by police as having black hair and brown eyes, was last seen fleeing northbound on West 134th Street and Eighth Avenue.

He was last seen wearing gray sneakers, a white T-shirt, gray sweatpants and a grey hooded sweatshirt, cops said. They said he has a tattoos that say "Troll" and "Militant Soldiers."

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.