NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police have captured the murder suspect who escaped from a Brooklyn station house on Thursday.

Brandon Santana, 24, was being held at the 78th Precinct for murder.

Santana, who was not handcuffed, asked to use the bathroom then overpowered the officer who was escorting him and ran out the front door.

Santana was captured Friday afternoon, found hiding under a bed at a friend’s home in the Bronx, CBS 2 reported.

He was initially arrested in 2010 for the murder of Alex Santiago.

Share your thoughts in the comments section below…

More From CBS New York

Download Weather App
Bloomberg WCBS Tri-State Business Index

Watch & Listen LIVE