Prisoner back in custody after escaping Bronx prison

A prisoner who escaped from a Bronx prison in Hunts Point on Saturday morning is back in custody, according to authorities. 

Officials say David Mordukhaev, 30, escaped from the Vernon C. Bain Correctional Center at 1 Halleck Street at around 4:15 a.m.

Officers noticed that Mordukhaev was missing from his assigned housing area and began a search.

No further details of the incident have been released yet. 

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