A manhunt is underway in New York City for an attempted murder suspect who escaped police custody.

Tarek Arnold, 23, was being walked out to a police cruiser in handcuffs when he shoved an officer and bolted down a Harlem street.

Officers evacuated residents of a nearby high-rise apartment building during the search for Arnold, who has six prior arrests.

Fox 5 reported:

Arnold was wearing grey sneakers, grey sweatpants and white sneakers. He has tattoos that say 'troll' and 'militant soldiers.'

If you see him or have any other information, contact police at any of the following:

1-800-577-TIPS (8477)

WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

The NYPD says all calls/texts are strictly confidential.

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