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Handcuffed Prisoner Who Escaped Cops in Brooklyn Still on Run Hours Later, Police Say

His name was not immediately released

What to Know

  • Authorities are looking for a man who escaped police custody in downtown Brooklyn Monday
  • The man, whose name has not been released, had his hands cuffed in front of him and was en route to Central Booking when he escaped
  • He took off near Atlantic Avenue and Court Street around 11:30 a.m.; he was initially said to be found, but cops said Tuesday he was missing

The handcuffed prisoner who escaped police custody in Brooklyn Monday, prompting a manhunt, remains at large nearly 24 hours later -- despite initial reports that he may have been apprehended, police said Tuesday.

Tyquan Ellison, 20, who had been arrested on an armed robbery charge, was being walked into Central Booking when he took off near Atlantic Avenue and Court Street around 11:30 a.m., law enforcement sources say.

Sources had said he was captured several hours later, but police clarified Tuesday he was still missing. Ellison was last seen fleeing westblound on State Street towards Boerum Place, police said.

Chopper 4 showed a large police response at the scene, with authorities canvassing area businesses and other locations.

Anyone with information in regard to the whereabouts of Tyquan Ellison is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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