New Jersey prisoner captured after escaping police in Newark

NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- A prisoner who escaped police custody in Newark was recaptured by authorities later Monday evening.

Authorities say Edwin Hernandez, 26, escaped while attending court Monday afternoon. He was caught just after 7 p.m. at Newark Penn Station.

Hernandez was initially arrested Sunday night on several warrants, including drug distribution and resisting arrest.

Police had asked for the public's help to find Hernandez and get him off the street.

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