NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are searching for a man they say escaped from custody in the Bronx.
Officers were responding to reports of an assault near White Plains Road and Arnow Avenue shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday, when they saw 22-year-old Arius Hopkins discard drugs, police said.READ MORE: De Blasio: New Mask Guidance In NYC May Come Monday As More Places Require Vaccinations Or Weekly Testing
He was taken into custody, but managed to break free onto Bronx Park East.READ MORE: Police Seek Suspected Thief Posing As Repairman In Bronx
Hopkins is described as having a dark complexion with a scar on the right side of his face, black hair, brown eyes. He’s approximately 6 feet and 175 pounds.
He was last seen wearing a gray sweater and sneakers.MORE NEWS: Hip Hop Legends Will Headline Concerts In The Bronx, Staten Island, Brooklyn And Queens For NYC Homecoming Week
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stopper Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit tips on the Crime Stoppers Website or by texting them to 274637(CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.