Suspect Uses Cane to Escape Police Custody at Manhattan Hospital

Christopher Miller, 23, escaped NYPD custody at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan; urgent public assistance is sought in locating him.

Christopher Miller, a 23-year-old suspect wanted on an unspecified warrant, escaped from New York Police Department (NYPD) custody on Saturday morning by walking out of Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, officials reported.

Miller escaped by walking out a side door at the Kips Bay hospital around 3:50 a.m., according to authorities. He had been taken to Bellevue for medical evaluation related to an outstanding warrant while in custody.

NYPD released a security camera image to aid in the search efforts. The photo shows Miller dressed in a gray tracksuit with hearts and using a black cane as he walks. He is described as a 160-pound Harlem resident standing 5-foot-6 with black hair.

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Public Assistance Request

“We are asking the public for urgent assistance in locating Mr. Miller,” an NYPD spokesperson said. “This individual should not be approached, but 911 should be contacted immediately with any sightings or related information.”

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, online at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/, or by messaging @NYPDTips on X. All calls and digital messages will be kept confidential as police attempt to take the escapee back into custody safely.