Man escapes custody at Brooklyn courthouse: NYPD - Metro US

Man escapes custody at Brooklyn courthouse: NYPD


Police are searching for a man who was released in error from Brooklyn Supreme Court.

Layquan Johnson, 22, provided Department of Correction staff with false information as he escaped from the Brooklyn court at 320 Jay St. around 10:15 p.m. on Tuesday, police said.

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Johnson had been arrested in connection to a Dec. 9, 2015, non-fatal shooting, according to officials.

Last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt, dark pants and light-colored sneakers, police stated that Johnson is 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds.

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Anyone with information should call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or, for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at NYPDcrimestoppers.com.

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