WEST VILLAGE — A prisoner wearing no shirt and leg shackles managed to escape police custody in Manhattan on Thursday afternoon after breaking out of a hospital, according to the NYPD.
Ortiz hadn't been arrested as of Friday morning.
The detainee is believed to have gotten on the subway, according to a police source.
Ortiz is described as around 5-foot-6 and 130 pounds, with brown curly hair and brown eyes, police said. He was last seen wearing a dark pea coat, dark blue jeans, chocolate boots, no shirt and leg shackles attached to one side and tucked into his shoes.
Officials say he walks with a noticeable limp and may be bleeding from his wrist.
The NYPD did not immediately have additional details how Ortiz escaped or why he was in custody.