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Arrested NYC man who escaped is captured

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Police in New York City have captured the man that slipped out of his handcuffs and escaped custody at a hospital.

Officials say George Jordan was arrested Friday evening on a petit larceny charge after he was observed shoplifting bars of soap and other items from a Queens pharmacy. He was also charged with resisting arrest.

Police say that hours after his arrest, the 36-year-old Queens man complained of shortness of breath and was taken from a stationhouse to St. John's Episcopal Hospital. That's when they say he was able to slip out of his handcuffs and flee.

Jordan was later found Saturday inside a Far Rockaway home.

 

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