NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A prisoner is on the run after escaping from a Brooklyn hospital Wednesday morning.READ MORE: Violent Week In The Bronx Continues As Cab Driver Stabbed, Convenience Store Worker Robbed And Stabbed
The NYPD says they arrested 21-year-old Akeem Williams around 8:30 a.m. for a robbery.READ MORE: 'SNL' Comics Colin Jost, Pete Davidson Buy Staten Island Ferry Boat
Officers took Williams to Brookdale Hospital in the Brownsville section after he began complaining of chest pains.
🚨WANTED-ESCAPED PRISONER: 1/12/22, 8:03AM, Brookdale Hosp ER @NYPD67PCT Brooklyn. AKEEM WILLIAMS: arrested for robbery, then fled police custody from the hospital in handcuffs. Any info call 800-577-TIPS or anonymously DM our website https://t.co/O16qWNd4vZ. Reward up to $3,500 pic.twitter.com/id2um8tNQ9
— NYPD Crime Stoppers (@NYPDTips) January 13, 2022
Police say Williams was cuffed behind his back, but he somehow managed to bring his hands forward and escape the emergency room.MORE NEWS: Consumer Alert: More Than 333,000 Pacifiers Recalled Due To Choking Hazard
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org.