Active Search Underway for Escaped Prisoner in Newark

Authorities in Newark seeks the public’s help in locating Edwin Hernandez, 26, of Newark, who escaped police custody earlier this afternoon.

Police say Hernandez was arrested at approximately 9:16 p.m. for several warrants, possession of CDS, distribution of CDS, distribution within 1,000 feet of a school, distribution of CDS on school property and resisting arrest.

While attending court today, Hernandez managed to escape police custody and is currently at large.

While Police are actively searching for Hernandez, they seek the public’s assistance in quickly locating him and removing him from ciry streets.

Director Ambrose urges anyone with information about the whereabouts of Edwin Hernandez to call the Department's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477) or 1-877-NWK-GUNS (1-877-695-4867).

UPDATED 7:07pm Captured at Newark Penn Station

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