WANTED: Escaped Prisoner (Manhattan)

********* UPDATE 01/07/2017 **********

 On Saturday, January 7, 2016 at 7:10 a.m. a 31-year-old male was taken into police custody without incident at Pennsylvania Station and was arrested and charged in connection with the incident described above.


  • Ortiz, Daniel
  • 31-year-old male
  • Undomiciled


  • Escape


 The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the suspect wanted for escaping police custody within the confines of the 6th Precinct. Details are as follows:

It was reported to the police that on Thursday, December 29, 2016, at approximately 1532 hours the suspect escaped from Lenox Hill Health Plex Hospital, located at 30 7 Avenue, while in police custody. No reported injuries during the incident.


Daniel Ortiz
31-year-old, male

Light complexion, approximately 5’6″, 130 lbs., brown eyes, brown curly hair, last seen wearing a dark colored pea coat, dark blue jeans, chocolate boots, no shirt, leg shackles, attached to one side, and tucked inside of his boot and possibly bleeding from the wrist. He is walking with a noticeable limp.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782)
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.