Police search for William Monge-Betancourt, 23, who escaped custody in handcuffs

Police say Monge-Bettancourt had been pulled over for speeding when they discovered marijuana and other drugs.

Police say Monge-Bettancourt had been pulled over for speeding when they discovered marijuana and other drugs. (12/29/13)

THE BRONX - Police are on the hunt for a man who escaped from police custody while in handcuffs.

The NYPD says they had William Monge-Betancourt, 23, in custody at around 10 p.m. Friday night when he wrestled himself away from the arresting officers and ran across the Cross Bronx Expressway against traffic.

They say Monge-Bettancourt had been pulled over for speeding when cops discovered marijuana and other drugs.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: Suspected gang members arrested in the Bronx 1 VIDEO: Suspected gang members arrested in the Bronx
Police have released an image of the man 2 Police release image of alleged Beekman Ave. shooter
A whale stranded at Orchard Beach Sunday was 3 Crews euthanize stranded whale after rescue attempts fail
4 Neighborhood Brief for April 23
The Pentagon called for the Communist country to 5 Tensions rise between US and North Korea

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE