The NYPD is searching for an escaped teen prisoner in Brooklyn.
The NYPD is searching for an escaped teen prisoner in Brooklyn. (Pixabay)

An NYPD search for an escaped prisoner in Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon is causing service changes on the city’s subway system.

The escapee is a 15-year-old male prisoner who fled near Empire Boulevard and New York Avenue in Brooklyn, police said, according to PIX11. It is not known why the teen was taken into custody.

The NYPD said the prisoner was wearing gray sweatpants and a tank top.

As police continue their investigation, there is no 2 or 5 train service between Flatbush Avenue-Brooklyn College and Franklin Avenue in both directions, the MTA said in a tweet. Additionally, some southbound 2 trains are stopping on the 1 line from Chambers Street and South Ferry.

 

This is a breaking story that will be updated as more details become available. 

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