NYPD search for escaped prisoner affecting subway service
A teen prisoner escaped NYPD custody in Brooklyn, and there are service changes on the 2 and 5 trains as a result.
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.
Update: There is no 2 and 5 train service between Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College and Franklin Av in both directions.— NYCT Subway (@NYCTSubway) August 15, 2018
Some Southbound 2 trains are stopping along the 1 line from Chambers St and South Ferry.
This is a breaking story that will be updated as more details become available.