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Police Searching For Man Who Escaped During Arrest

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - Police are searching for a man who escaped as officers were arresting him on Saturday afternoon.

Police said Lawrence Mason, 52, of Queens was last seen entering the 2/3 subway station at W. 116th Street and Lenox Avenue just after 1 p.m. on Saturday.

The suspect is described as being 5'6" tall, weighing 140 lbs., with long black hair, a ruddy skin complexion and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black baseball hat, tan work boots, a black t-shirt and dark blue jeans.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are kept confidential.

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