Update, Jan. 25, 5:40 p.m.: Police arrested Brandon Santana around 3:15 p.m. on 3rd Avenue near E. 173rd Street in the Bronx.
Original story, Jan. 24:
The NYPD is seeking the public's assistance in locating a homicide suspect who escaped from the 78th Precinct stationhouse, while in police custody on Thursday, January 24, at approximately 2 a.m.
According to police, the prisoner is a 24-year-old Hispanic male named Brandon Santana. During his escape from the Park Slope precinct, he injured one officer, who is now being treated at New York Methodist Hospital.
Santana was arrested on Jan. 23 in connection to the murder of Alexander Santiago on Aug. 1, 2010, and is described as standing 5-foot-11, weighing approximately 200 lbs. with short black hair and brown eyes.
The suspect was last seen wearing a brown hooded jacket, blue jeans, and white sneakers.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at www.NYPDCrimeStoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All calls are strictly confidential.