A man arrested for assault escaped NYPD custody Tuesday evening in Harlem, police said.
Tareek Arnold, 23, got away from cops as they were putting him into a police car near 134th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue, police said.
Arnold, who has six prior arrests, assaulted the officer who was escorting him, according to police.
Officers came out in force to search for him around the area including inside a high-rise apartment building. Many residents were evacuated during the search.
Arnold was wearing grey sneakers, grey sweatpants and white sneakers. He has tattoos that say ‘troll’ and ‘militant soldiers.’
If you see him or have any other information, contact police at any of the following:
WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
The NYPD says all calls/texts are strictly confidential.