NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD is searching for a prisoner who escaped while in police custody at Harlem Hospital.

It happened around 10 a.m. Thursday at 137th Street and Lenox Avenue.

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The prisoner, whose legs were shackled, was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and black pants.

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Police say the 25-year-old man was in custody for violating an order of protection.

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