Police Capture Juvenile who Escaped Escort to Essex County Youth House

Newark Police was called in to assist county authorities in a search for a juvenile who escaped escort on Thursday afternoon.

According to preliminary reports from officials, officers were reportedly escorting a juvenile back to the Essex County Juvenile Detention when he escaped in the area of 2nd and New streets at approximately 3:30 p.m.

The boy was tracked down to a vacant property on Fairmont Avenue where officers took him into custody at around 3:50 p.m.

Officials did not release any other details regarding the incident.

There were no injuries reported.

NJ