FILE - In a June 20, 2014, file photo, the Rikers Island jail complex stands in New York with the Manhattan skyline in the background. Two correction officers at New York’s Rikers Island have been assaulted by two inmates. It happened Tuesday evening, Oct. 4, 2016, at the Otis Bantum Correctional Center inside the jail complex. Both officers were taken to a hospital, where they were treated and released. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
(The Associated Press)
Law enforcement authorities are searching for an inmate who apparently escaped a facility at Rikers Island Wednesday.
The NYPD confirmed that officers are "assisting in the search for an individual."
The New York Post reported that police are searching the waters near LaGuardia Airport and elsewhere nearby.
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