Prisoner caught after escaping from St. John’s Hospital: cops


| lguerre@queenscourier.com |

Photo courtesy NYPD
Photo courtesy NYPD

Police are looking for George Jordan who escaped after he was arrested and charged with petit larceny and resisting arrest on Friday.

Updated 7:40 a.m., Sunday, May 18

Police have apprehended an Arverne man who escaped from a Far Rockaway hospital after he was charged with petit larceny and resisting arrest.

George Jordan, 36, was arrested at about 5:40 p.m. Friday and was being treated at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital for a prior condition, officials said, but was able to free himself from handcuffs at about 11 p.m. and flee from the institution.

Cops caught Jordan around 9:30 p.m. Saturday inside a home across the street from the hospital. 

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