Escaped federal prisoner in Brooklyn apprehended by police (UPDATED)

Photo by Jessica Parks

Police on Wednesday evening apprehended a man they say escaped from federal custody on his way to Metropolitan Detention Center in Sunset Park after an hours-long search and stakeout.

A spokesman for the NYPD would not disclose the suspect’s identity but told Brooklyn Paper at around 5:30 pm that the inmate was on the run with no shoes. Police described the detainee as a 19-year-old man standing at 5-feet, 10-inches tall with black pants and a gray hoodie.

Police said the escapee was taken into custody at 174 26th Street between Third and Fourth Avenues in Greenwood Heights at approximately 6:42 p.m. 

Cops believe the suspect may be hiding out on 26th Street between Third and Fourth Avenue. (Photo by Jessica Parks)

After searching Fourth Avenue rooftops and residences for the suspect, authorities cordoned off 26th Street between Third and Fourth Avenue at around 6 pm — when police suspected the 19-year-old was hiding out inside the 26th Street home.

Cops on the scene said the suspect jumped out of a moving car on his way to MDC.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Updated at 10:48 a.m. on Sept. 10.

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