Suspect who escaped police custody in Hempstead, back in custody

HEMPSTEAD, Nassau County -- A suspect is back in custody after escaping police custody on Long Island.

Police say 38-year-old Anthony Gagliardi was in a police car before he made his escape.

It happened at about 3:45 p.m. on Franklin Avenue in Hempstead Tuesday.

Gagliardi, who is homeless, was taken back into custody Wednesday morning.

Charges against him are pending. Gagliardi was considered to be non violent.

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