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George Jordan, arrested on shoplifting charge, escapes hospital: police

George Jordan, seen in this May 16, 2014

George Jordan, seen in this May 16, 2014 photo, was able to escape from his handcuffs and flee custody while being treated at a local hospital for a condition unrelated to his arrest on two charges, police said. Photo Credit: NYPD

Police say they have apprehended a man who freed himself from handcuffs and fled a hospital.

George Jordan, 36, was arrested Friday on a charge of petit larceny after he was spotted shoplifting soap, police said.

He was taken to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital for shortness of breath and was gone around 11 p.m. Police say he had a previous medical condition.

Police said they apprehended Jordan late Saturday night in a home on Beach 19th Street.

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