Detainee at JFK escapes police custody, flees in taxi, officials say

A man being detained by ICE agents managed

A man being detained by ICE agents managed

Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents lost a man described as a "violent deportee" when he gave them the slip at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport.

The Port Authority Police say that it happened Tuesday night at Terminal 4 while the detainee was supposed to be making a connecting flight.

The prisoner was in custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, when he somehow managed to get away from the officers, Burrell reported.

"A check of video cameras by authorities showed the individual left the airport in a cab", Port Authority spokesman Joseph Pentangelo said.

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A law enforcement source told the newspaper that video captured the man jumping into a taxi and leaving the airport.

The escapee, who remained on the loose Thursday morning after getting away about 8 p.m. Tuesday, has not been identified. He is 6'3 and weighs about 190 pounds. Federal authorities would know if he is still at large. "He was not taken into custody in the airport by PAPD". Mbacke has previous criminal convictions for multiple weapons and firearms offenses. He was ordered deported in September 2015 by an immigration judge. ICE along with state, federal and local authorities are now actively seeking his whereabouts.

ICE urged anyone who sees Mbacke to immediately contact authorities, and warned that members of the public shouldn't try to apprehend him.

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