Prisoner Escapes NYPD Custody At Hospital In Lower Manhattan


New York-Presbyterian Lower ManhattanA prisoner escaped police custody while at a hospital in lower Manhattan Sunday, the NYPD confirmed, CBS NY reports.

Christine Figueredo, 25, was arrested Saturday on petit larceny and possession of stolen property charges, sources told CBS2.

Figueredo, of the Bronx, was being held for arraignment when she complained of bruising and told police she was pregnant, sources said.

Figueredo was taken to New York-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital Sunday night for an examination, sources said. She was was in an exam room when she managed to slip out of her handcuffs and run from the hospital at around 9:10 p.m., sources said.

Figueredo is described as 5’5″ tall and about 120 pounds. Despite telling police she was pregnant, it was determined that she is not, sources said.

She was last seen wearing a white hospital gown.

Police are searching the area.




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