Teen escapes police custody in Brooklyn: NYPD

BROOKLYN — Police are searching for an escaped teenage prisoner who ran into a subway station, forcing trains to bypass a stop in Brooklyn, officials said Wednesday.

The 18-year-old man escaped near Empire Boulevard and New York Avenue, police said.

The prisoner is described as wearing gray sweatpants and a tank top.

A law enforcement source told PIX11 News that he’d been taken into custody on suspicion of assault.

An NYPD spokesperson said officers had pulled up the precinct and were taking the prisoner out of the car when he bolted, running into a nearby subway station.

Nos. 2 and 5 trains had been bypassing Sterling Street in both directions because of NYPD activity, according to the MTA. Service has since resumed.

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