David Mordukhaev, 30, was reported lacking from his assigned housing space when officers checked, Deputy Commissioner of Public Information Peter Thorne informed CNN in an announcement.
Police say that Mordukhaev escaped from the Vernon C. Bain Center, nicknamed “The Boat,” at 4:15 a.m.
“The individual who escaped this morning has been reapprehended,” mentioned metropolis Department of Correction Commissioner Vincent Schiraldi.
Mordukhaev was arrested final August on fees of impersonating a police officer and theft, in line with NYPD spokeswoman Sgt. Jessica McRorie.
In April 2020, Mordukhaev was allegedly driving a black SUV, carrying a police defend round his neck and carrying what seemed to be a police radio, McRorie mentioned. The suspect allegedly flashed a flashlight within the sufferer’s face and took $340 and marijuana, in line with an arrest report.
The 800-bed correctional facility was positioned on lockdown as authorities investigated Saturday’s incident, Thorne mentioned.
“No escape from our facilities is ever acceptable and we are taking every step to locate and return this individual to custody,” Thorne mentioned. “A thorough investigation into how this occurred is underway to ensure that this does not happen again, and disciplinary action, if warranted, will be taken at the conclusion of the investigation.”
Opened in late 1992, VCBC is a five-story jail barge that homes medium to most safety inmates for the New York City Department of Corrections, in line with info supplied by the division.
“This incident remains under investigation and we will be thoroughly addressing any and all deficiencies that led to this event,” Schiraldi mentioned.