By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An inmate who was mistakenly released from Rikers Island has turned himself in.

Nikim Meekins was awaiting trial on attempted murder charges.

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Meekins, 22, was initially arrested on March 10 in connection to an attempted murder in May 2018.

He was released on March 15 due to a clerical error after a Bronx court clerk mistakenly marked him for release with bail set at just $1.

He should have been held on $300,000 bond for the 2018 shooting.

Meekins returned to jail around 12:01 a.m. Friday with his attorney, authorities said.

The release of Meekins came a week after 26-year-old murder suspect Christopher Buggs was also prematurely released from Rikers.

Buggs is still at large, and four Department of Correction employees have been suspended pending an investigation.

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Mayor Bill de Blasio called Buggs’ release “frustrating” and said the city was ” going to put additional safeguards in place to make sure this never happens again.”

CBSNewYork Team