Cops search for escaped murder suspect

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Police are searching for a murder suspect who escaped custody this morning in Brooklyn.

According to the NYPD, cops are searching for Brandon Santana, who escaped from the 78th Precinct this morning at Bergen Street and Sixth Avenue in Park Slope at 2 a.m.

One officer received minor injuries as the prisoner escaped, and he is being treated at Methodist Hospital, according to the NYPD.

Santana was arrested Wednesday as a suspect in the murder of Alexander Santiago, 22, who was beaten with a crowbar and stabbed to death in August 2010.

Cops described Santana as 5-foot-11 and 200 pounds, with short black hair and brown eyes.

He was wearing a brown hooded jacket, blue jeans and white sneakers. 

Anyone with information should call 800-577-TIPS.


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