Red Alert: Prisoner Escapes Rikers Island

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Rikers Island

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NYPD and the Port Authority Police are searching for a 24-year-old prison escapee, who hit the biricks sometime on Wednesday. The missing man was discovered missing at the 7:30pm headcount when the prisons population was off by one.

Naquan Hill remains on the lamb from Rikers Island as stall and correction officers investigate, while a massive manhunt continues in the early morning hours Thursday. The search is covering the waters surrounding the large jail island as well as parts of Queens is being combed through.

Helicopters whirled as officers paced back and forth with eyes fixed on the waters below. K-9 units swept the jail and adjacent areas seeking to find Hill who was being held without bail for two break-ins ins in 2016. Records show this is not his first time in the Hoosegow, in 2012 he served prison time for a string of burglary convictions.

Minutes before the jailbreak was announced , Mayor de Blasio announced by august all NYC inmates will get education and training.

Hill is 5 foot 6 and weights approximately 150 pounds, with brown eyes and dreads, police are asking if you know anything about his whereabouts to contact them straight away.

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