A prisoner recently managed to escape from police custody at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey.
Remarkably, this was the second time in the past four months that a prisoner has escaped while receiving medical treatment at the Newark NJ hospital. In March 2015, a 46-year-old suspect reportedly walked out of a guarded hospital room.
The most recent prisoner escape attempt occurred during the early morning hours when the 34-year-old suspect allegedly walked out of University Hospital without being detected by police or hospital staff.
The suspect was captured approximately an hour later when three Newark police officers saw him walking on the 60th block of Hinsdale Place in Newark, NJ. The officers took the suspect into custody without further incident.
The Newark Police Department director later released a statement applauding the three police officers who captured the escaped prisoner.
The Newark Police Department Internal Affairs Unit is currently investigating how the prisoner escaped from custody in the first place. At this time, police have not revealed any details about that internal investigation.
The suspect who was apprehended had been facing charges for possession of drug paraphernalia. As a result of his alleged escape attempt, the suspect is now subject to additional charges for escaping custody.
For further information about this case, access NJ.com article entitled “Escaped Prisoner Recaptured After Ducking Cops at Newark Hospital.”