Escaped suspect caught in subway station - Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Escaped suspect caught in subway station

Posted: Updated:
Vincens Vuktilaj (NYPD photo) Vincens Vuktilaj (NYPD photo)
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Police have re-captured a handcuffed suspect that had given officers the slip Monday morning, authorities said.

Vincens Vuktilaj, 18, had escaped from detectives while they were leading him away from his building on St. Nicholas Avenue at about 10:15 a.m. after they had arrested him on a grand larceny charge, police said.

Vuktilaj ran underground into the subway system.

That prompted a massive manhunt that caused a mess with subway service. The NYPD asked the MTA to suspend service as officers entered tunnels to look for Vuktilaj.

The A, B, C and D lines were all affected for several hours.

Cops found Vuktilaj as he tried to leave a subway station at West 135th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue at about 3:30 p.m., police said. He was still in handcuffs.

Vuktilaj is accused of stealing jewelry from several women in April. He was arrested Friday, arraigned, and released over the weekend. Detectives came to his home Monday to re-arrest him on other charges.

No one was hurt in the manhunt, police said.

Charges against Vuktilaj are pending.

 

  • Manhattan NewsManhattan NewsMore>>

  • Cocktails with Moses Laboy

    Cocktails with Moses Laboy

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-08-30 02:49:46 GMT
    Mixologist Moses Laboy came to Friday Night Live to mix up some cocktails to get us started on the holiday weekend. Born and raised in Spanish Harlem, Laboy has mixed drinks at Red Rooster, Los Americanos, Le Colonial NYC, and elsewhere. He has served drinks to President Obama and President Clinton.
    Mixologist Moses Laboy came to Friday Night Live to mix up some cocktails to get us started on the holiday weekend. Born and raised in Spanish Harlem, Laboy has mixed drinks at Red Rooster, Los Americanos, Le Colonial NYC, and elsewhere. He has served drinks to President Obama and President Clinton.
  • ME: Cops' restraint of man factor in death

    ME: Cops' restraint of man factor in death

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-08-30 01:17:48 GMT
    The death of a drugged, emotionally disturbed man restrained by police near St. Patrick's Cathedral has been ruled a homicide. The medical examiner's office cited "physical restraint by police" Friday as a factor in Ronald Singleton's July 13 death.
    The death of a drugged, emotionally disturbed man restrained by police near St. Patrick's Cathedral has been ruled a homicide. The medical examiner's office cited "physical restraint by police" Friday as a factor in Ronald Singleton's July 13 death.
  • Labor Day dishes by Chef Jason Tilmann

    Labor Day dishes by Chef Jason Tilmann

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:57:58 GMT
    If you're looking to beef up your Labor Day barbecue with something different, Chef Jason Tilmann, the executive chef at Strand Bistro in Midtown Manhattan, has some ideas and tips. Chef Tilmann demonstrated several dishes.
    If you're looking to beef up your Labor Day barbecue with something different, Chef Jason Tilmann, the executive chef at Strand Bistro in Midtown Manhattan, has some ideas and tips. Chef Tilmann demonstrated several dishes.
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices