‘Dangerous’ man who’s ‘known to be armed’ apprehended after Queens escape

Posted at 2:16 PM, Oct 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-02 19:09:11-04

KEW GARDENS, Queens — A 23-year-old man making a court appearance in Queens fled the scene just before noon Wednesday after being remanded to jail by a judge, according to the NYPD.

He was apprehended Wednesday evening by members of the Fugitive Task Force, NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said.

He escaped custody in Queens on Oct. 2, 2019. (NYPD)

Police said the man was making an appearance at Queens Criminal Court on Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens.

Shea said in a tweet that the man is “DANGEROUS/ KNOWN TO BE ARMED.”

After being remanded to jail, the suspect fled the area, police said. A police spokesperson was unsure if the man was already in police custody or if he walked into the court appearance on his own.