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UPDATE: Prisoner who Escaped at EWR Captured by Police

By rlsmetro on

Port Authority Police assisted in the apprehension of a prisoner who tried to escaped U.S Customs custody today.

According to a statement released by police, Port Authority Police received a call at approximately 11:30 a.m. requesting assistance in a possible escaped prisoner at the airport.

Police responded and were able to apprehend the prisoner who was hiding in a ceiling according to authorities.

The incident resulted in minimal operational impact to Newark Liberty International Airport officials said.