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‘Violent deportee’ allegedly escaped to ICE custody at JFK airport

A man escaped the custody of federal immigration officials Tuesday night at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City.

(Reuters)

A man described as a “violent deported” reportedly managed to escape from the federal immigration authority on Tuesday night at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City.

The circumstances leading up to the incident are not immediately clear.

U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) agents removed the man in handcuffs while going through airport security, law enforcement sources told the New York Daily News. He eluded authorities at Gate B23 in Terminal 4 at around 8:30 p.m. local time.

He was supposed to be accompanied on a plane.

The man was previously arrested on a charge of weapons according to the paper.

A law enforcement source told the newspaper videos that show the man jumping in a taxi and leaving the airport. The New York Post reported that he is not considered a threat to the people at the airport.

A spokesman for the ICE not immediately reply to Fox News’ request for comment.

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