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Police Nab Suspect Who Slipped Out Of Handcuffs, Fled Queens Hospital

Police say George Jordan, 36, escaped from police custody at St. John's Hospital. (Credit: DCPI)

Police say George Jordan, 36, escaped from police custody at St. John’s Hospital. (Credit: DCPI)

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NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — The NYPD said officers have apprehended a prisoner who escaped from police custody in Queens.

At 5:41 p.m. on Friday police said they arrested George Jordan, 36, for petit larceny and resisting arrest.

Jordan was at St. John’s Hospital being treated for a prior condition when he freed himself from handcuffs and fled the hospital, police said.

Officers searched for Jordan for more than 24 hours before locating him inside a home at 320 Beach 19th St. in Far Rockaway, Queens.

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