Prisoner escapes federal custody and hides in ceiling at Newark Airport.
#BREAKINGNEWS - UPDATED: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 1:58PM.
It's been reported that an inmate in the custody of US Customs and Border Patrol escaped during a routine bathroom run in Terminal C of Newark International Airport (EWR).
According to law enforcement sources the prisoner quote "Disappeared" into the ceiling of the terminal according to NBC. They are believed to still be inside of the ceiling at this time. The airport remains OPEN but the area surrounding this has been closed.
The port authority police said:
"The incident is under investigation"
Officials and police could not comment further at this time. Local & Federal officials are currently on scene trying to find the prisoner.
UPDATE: THE PRISONER HAS BEEN RECAPTURED