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Prisoner escapes from hospital in the Bronx: NYPD

A prisoner has escaped from the St. Barnabas hospital Friday morning, police said.
(Photo via Flickr)
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The NYPD is searching for an escaped prisoner in the Bronx.

Kevin Taylor, 27, escaped from St. Barnabas Hospital on Third Avenue around 6:40 Friday morning, police said.

Taylor was original arrested on Thursday for criminal possession of a firearm, resisting arrest, criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of marijuana charges, according to NYPD.

He has also had 40 prior arrests, according to NBC, including bail jumping, aggravated harassment, burglary, robbery and attempted escape.

It is not currently clear why Taylor was being treated at the Bronx hospital on Friday.

He fled the facility on foot, wearing handcuffs attached to just one wrist, NYPD said. Officers are canvassing the area for him.

Taylor is described as a 5’11” black male around 210 pounds. He was last seen wearing ripped black jeans and a green hooded sweater.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). All calls are confidential, and the public can also submit tips on the Crime Stoppers Website or by texting CRIMES (274637) then entering TIP577.