Authorities: Prisoner Who Escaped ICE Custody At JFK Airport Caught In Chicago

Henrietta Strickland
March 31, 2018

The prisoner who escaped from immigration officials at John F. Kennedy International Airport earlier this week was captured halfway across the country on Friday.

Mbacke was in the process of being deported back to his native home in Senegal after being arrested at least 10 times in New York City since 2006. He was taken into custody without incident at a coffee shop near the downtown Chicago Amtrak station, according to a statement from ICE.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) seal hangs on a wall at the headquarters in Washington, D.C. "All of a sudden see seven cops kind of running from the outside into the inside, and they kinda huddled around him".

31-year-old convicted felon Mohamadou Lamine Mbacke reportedly humiliated federal agents after he escaped their custody at JFK Airport in NYC and hopped into a taxi on Wednesday night.

ICE officials say video showed Mbacke getting into a cab at approximately 9 p.m. Tuesday and departing the airport. Sources say the officers had gotten him something to eat as they waited for his flight to Dakar. Officials said Mbacke will be returned to NY to face charges related to his escape, followed again by deportation to Senegal.

In 2015, a judge ordered his deportation after he violated the terms of his status.

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