Escaped suspect caught in subway station - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

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>>

  • Deep split in Port Authority over unfinished WTC tower

    Deep split in Port Authority over unfinished WTC tower

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:03 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:03:40 GMT
    Board members of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey revealed a deep split Wednesday over the agency's role in effecting the completion of the long-delayed 3 World Trade Center project, with some commissioners lauding the effort and others expressing grave concerns. The discussion at the monthly board meeting offered a rare glimpse into the negotiations that have been going on behind the scenes in recent months.
    Board members of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey revealed a deep split Wednesday over the agency's role in effecting the completion of the long-delayed 3 World Trade Center project, with some commissioners lauding the effort and others expressing grave concerns. The discussion at the monthly board meeting offered a rare glimpse into the negotiations that have been going on behind the scenes in recent months.
  • God's Love We Deliver virtual bake sale for birthday cakes

    God's Love We Deliver virtual bake sale for birthday cakes

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:36:46 GMT
    God's Love We Deliver provides meals to people in the New York City area who are too sick to shop and cook for themselves. Clients also receive birthday cards that are decorated by local school students. Sometimes a cake is the only birthday gift that God's Love's clients will receive.
    God's Love We Deliver provides meals to people in the New York City area who are too sick to shop and cook for themselves. Clients also receive birthday cards that are decorated by local school students. Sometimes a cake is the only birthday gift that God's Love's clients will receive.
  • Success Academy students waiting for word on new locations

    Success Academy students waiting for word on new locations

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:58:48 GMT
    The mayor's office is saying one thing. The charter schools another. It is a lot of he said, she said. The bottom line is that right now the future of three charter schools is still unclear. Jennifer Duran is afraid because she doesn't know where her two children are going to school next year. Both kids attend success academy Harlem 4, one of three charter schools that still does not have a set location. The other two charters are Success Academy Jamaica in Queens and Success Academy City Hall.
    The mayor's office is saying one thing. The charter schools another. It is a lot of he said, she said. The bottom line is that right now the future of three charter schools is still unclear. Jennifer Duran is afraid because she doesn't know where her two children are going to school next year. Both kids attend success academy Harlem 4, one of three charter schools that still does not have a set location. The other two charters are Success Academy Jamaica in Queens and Success Academy City Hall.
Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

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