The NYPD has asked the public for help in locating a suspect who escaped from police custody on Friday night.
Police sources confirmed that the male prisoner went missing around 8 p.m. from the central booking section of the courthouse complex at 100 Centre St.
Vincens Vuktilaj was being walked down the stairs from his apartment when he pushed an officer down and ran off, police said.
The man who got away is 24-year-old Brandon Santana of Brooklyn, who’d just been picked up for a murder he allegedly committed two and a half years ago. Then, while in police custody on Wednesday night, he escaped.