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Escaped murder suspect captured

Friday, January 25, 2013

A murder suspect who escaped police custody in Brooklyn early Thursday has been captured.

Police say 24-year-old Brandon Santana was arrested again on Friday afternoon.

Santana was previously arrested in connection with a homicide investigation Wednesday night and was in the 78th Precinct in Park Slope when he fled the station around 2 a.m.

A police spokesman said Santana was in the process of being escorted by a police officer from a holding cell to a restroom when he knocked the officer down and ran. It was unclear if he was handcuffed at the time.

As a result, the officer suffered minor injuries and was treated at Methodist Hospital.

The arrest was in relation to the death of 22-year-old Alexander Santiago on August 1, 2010.

Details of his capture are not yet available.

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