Prisoner escapes through window during police questioning in Coney Island

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Police say a man escaped custody in Coney Island Thursday.

Investigators tell News 12 they were questioning 36-year-old Isiah McGill about a robbery when he bolted out of the precinct, escaping through a second-floor window.

Police released images of McGill but would not share details about the robbery he was being questioned about.

MORE: Police: Prisoner escapes from 60th Precinct in Coney Island

His escape set off a large search effort. Police have been scouring the area trying to find him after his escape at around 4 p.m.

Police say he was wearing red sweatpants, a red sweatshirt with white stripes with white lettering on the back reading "GOAT" and the number 23 in black.

News 12 is told the investigation is still ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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