22-year-old prisoner mistakenly released from Brooklyn Supreme Court

Police are searching for an escaped prisoner who convinced correction officers to let him go from Brooklyn Supreme Court.

Police are searching for an escaped prisoner who convinced correction officers to let him go from Brooklyn Supreme Court. (5/5/16)

BROOKLYN - Police are searching for an escaped prisoner who convinced correction officers to let him go from Brooklyn Supreme Court.

Police say 22-year-old Layquan Johnson provided documents to staff at the court with false information on May 3, and was mistakenly released.

Johnson was arrested in connection for a non-fatal shooting back in December.  

He was last seen wearing a grey sweatshirt, dark-colored pants and light-colored sneakers.

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