NYPD seeks man who escaped police custody in the Bronx

Police are searching for a man who escaped police custody in the Bronx Thursday night.

Arius Hopkins, 22, of the Bronx, was being taken into custody near the corner of White Plains Road and Arnow Avenue around 11 p.m. when he managed to get away from the officers, police said.

Cops had been called to the area to investigate a report of domestic dispute that had started in a nearby building and spilled out onto the street, according to the NYPD. 

Officers were placing Hopkins, who was involved in the assault, under arrested after he was spotted trying to get rid of two bags of drugs, police said. He was last seen fleeing from officers on Bronx Park East, where cops lost sight of him.

A Ziplock bag filled with over 50 Xanax pills and a plastic wrapping with over a dozen oxycodone pills were recovered, a police spokeswoman said.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-8477.


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