A man being held at the Newark city jail reportedly for assault charges escaped custody early this morning.
Police were looking for the man reported to be around the age 19-years-old who manage to escape police custody at around 3 a.m.
The man was last seen heading north on Broad Street wearing a dark colored shirt when he went missing from the Green Street jail. Multiple police units converged on the downtown area a short time later where they began to search for the suspect.
It is not immediately known how the man manage to escape or if the suspect was taken back into custody.