News Man escapes custody after arrest in Brooklyn, NYPD says Tyrone Johnson, of Brooklyn, escaped NYPD custody, police said. Photo Credit: NYPD By Stefanie Dazio firstname.lastname@example.org @Steffdaz December 1, 2018 11:12 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email A man allegedly escaped NYPD custody in Brooklyn early Saturday morning after being arrested on an outstanding bench warrant, police said. Tyrone Johnson, 24, of Brooklyn, was stopped for a traffic infraction shortly before 4:30 a.m. near Osborn Street and Lott Avenue in the Brownsville neighborhood, according to the NYPD. Officers discovered the warrant — a police spokesman did not know its charges — and he was arrested. Johnson allegedly escaped from the back seat of a marked police vehicle while it was en route to the 73rd Precinct, the NYPD said in a news release. He ran, handcuffed, from the vehicle south on Thomas Boyland Street from Livonia Avenue. Johnson is described as about 5 foot 9 and 150 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair and was last seen wearing a camouflage jacket and dark-colored jeans. Police distributed a photo of Johnson from a December 2017 arrest and are asking the public’s help to find him. Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 888-577-4782. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All calls are confidential. By Stefanie Dazio email@example.com @Steffdaz Stefanie Dazio covers crime, criminal justice and breaking news. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.