Escaped Prisoner Captured in Berkeley Twp.

The escaped prisoner that has been the focus of a large-scale manhunt was arrested this morning in a wooded area off the Garden State Parkway.

Arthur Buckel, who escaped from the Bayside State Prison in Winslow Township during a 6 a.m. bed check on May 3, was spotted in a wooded area near Exit 77 of the Garden State Parkway, sending swarms of police to the area.

According to police, all lanes of the Parkway were closed near mile marker 76.6 northbound until shortly after 11:30 a.m. when Buckel taken into custody.

Buckel, who was serving a sentence for aggravated assault, could now face an additional three to five years in prison for escaping once he’s recaptured.