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Inmate Captured After Escape From NYC Barge Jail That Triggered Lockdown

A Bronx jail was put under lockdown Saturday morning after officials discovered an inmate escaped the facility

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A manhunt was triggered early Saturday morning for an escaped prisoner discovered missing from a Bronx jail around 4:30 a.m.

The NYPD confirmed at 6 p.m. Saturday that the escaped inmate had been rearrested by authorities.

Earlier in the day, police say a call was made around 7:15 a.m. for the missing prisoner in his 30s who escaped from the Vernon C. Bain Center in Hunts Point.

"This morning, at the Vernon C. Bain Center (VCBC) in the Bronx, it was determined that an individual in custody was missing from his assigned housing area. Our Correction Intelligence Bureau immediately began working around-the-clock with our law enforcement partners at multiple levels," Peter Thorne, DOC spokesperson, said.

Correction officers first noticed the missing inmate, 30-year-old David Mordukhaev, around 4:30 a.m., an official said. The facility was then placed under lockdown.

"A thorough investigation into how this occurred is underway to ensure that this does not happen again, and disciplinary action, if warranted, will be taken at the conclusion of the investigation," the DOC spokesperson added.

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