NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An attempted murder suspect was on the run Wednesday afternoon after escaping police custody in Harlem, and a video capturing the escape has sparked a lot of questions.
As CBS2’s Jessica Schneider reported, authorities want to know how a handcuffed prisoner assaulted a detective and got away.
An overnight manhunt yielded no signs of 23-year-old Tareek Arnold, who was still at large Wednesday.
“It’s nerve-racking because you don’t know what he may do,” said Harlem resident Emily Haywood. “You’re just praying and hoping nothing will happen.”
Tareek Arnold, 23, took off around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and never looked back, police said. He shoved one of the officers escorting him out of the 32nd precinct station in Harlem and bolted, police said.
The officers were taking Arnold to a waiting vehicle when police said he made his move, running west on West 135th Street near Frederick Douglass Boulevard, Schneider reported.