Manhunt under way in NJ for escaped Bronx prisoner

THE BRONX - A manhunt is under way in New Jersey for a Bronx man who escaped from police custody tonight.

Police say 27-year-old Jose Rodriguez was pulled over in Fort Lee, N.J. on an outstanding warrant. They say Rodriguez had been cuffed and shackled when he jumped into the front seat of a police car and sped off.

Officials say Rodriguez is a suspect in a Bronx shooting that took place earlier this month. He is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 180 pounds.

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