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NYPD nabs suspect who escaped custody in Manhattan hospital

Tiffany Neumann was re-arrested Tuesday morning in the Upper West Side

It took a little over 24 hours but officers apprehended the 23-year-old woman who broke free from her handcuffs over the weekend.

Officials refused to provide details about how cops tracked down and again arrestedTiffany Neumann at around 8:45 a.m. Tuesday in the Upper West Side, across the island from where she escaped custody two nights earlier.

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Authorities said charges related to Neumann's break out were pending. She already faced petty larceny charges for allegedly dining and dashing on Aug. 29.

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Neumann had been in central booking the following day when police said she complained about pain and that she was pregnant. She was gone by about 9 p.m. Sunday night, having jimmied her way out of the handcuffs and escaping on foot.

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It remains unclear if Neumann is actually pregnant.

The New York Daily News reported Tuesday that a 24-year-old rookie officer assigned to watch Neumann at the hospital was suspended without pay for failing to keep track of her.

"I'll make that very clear, by the way: The punishment that we will be putting in place for these types of events is going to be significant," NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton told reporters Monday.

 
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