BROOKLYN, N.Y. (PIX11) — Authorities are searching for a man who escaped from police custody in Brooklyn Monday, according to the NYPD.
Joseph King, 21, slipped out of his handcuffs while officers were transporting him to Brooklyn Central Booking near Schermerhorn Street at around 5:45 p.m., police said. King was arrested on grand larceny and assault charges, officials said.
King was last seen running into the Hoyt-Schermerhorn Street subway station and remained at large, as of Tuesday, police said.
Police said the suspect has black hair, brown eyes, and an “EM4” neck tattoo. He is about 5-foot-7, 145 pounds, and was last seen wearing a black bubble jacket, gray pants, a multi-colored floral print shirt, and black sneakers.
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