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UPDATE: Escaped Brooklyn Murder Suspect Caught

Police are looking for Brandon Santana, 24, who is about 5-foot-11, approximately 200 lbs., with short black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen on Jan. 24 wearing a brown hooded jacket, blue jeans, and white sneakers and is wanted for murder.

Update, Jan. 25, 5:40 p.m.: Police arrested Brandon Santana around 3:15 p.m. on 3rd Avenue near E. 173rd Street in the Bronx.


Original story, Jan. 24:

The NYPD is seeking the public's assistance in locating a homicide suspect who escaped from the 78th Precinct stationhouse, while in police custody on Thursday, January 24, at approximately 2 a.m.

According to police, the prisoner is a 24-year-old Hispanic male named Brandon Santana. During his escape from the Park Slope precinct, he injured one officer, who is now being treated at New York Methodist Hospital.

Santana was arrested on Jan. 23 in connection to the murder of Alexander Santiago on Aug. 1, 2010, and is described as standing 5-foot-11, weighing approximately 200 lbs. with short black hair and brown eyes.

The suspect was last seen wearing a brown hooded jacket, blue jeans, and white sneakers.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at www.NYPDCrimeStoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

Gary Hoopengardner January 25, 2013 at 01:29 PM
I'm a little confused with this information because it seems there is information missing as to how an expected murderer is able to escape. So you are telling me this person wasn't in handcuffs or shackles?
Will Yakowicz January 25, 2013 at 05:03 PM
Gary, there is no information missing or left out. This is all the info on this incident that the NYPD has provided. I will update the story when I receive more details on what exactly happened. As of right now, we do not know if he was, or wasn't, in handcuffs, shackles, or restraints. Best, Will
EMILY COLE January 25, 2013 at 06:05 PM
Meg Vall January 26, 2013 at 01:15 AM
my hubby is a Brooklyn cop, hope your son stays safe!
Patti January 29, 2013 at 06:56 PM
Whoever did not have him in handcuffs and shackles must be feeling pretty bad. I am glad he got caught before he committed another murder.


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