NYPD looking for escaped prisoner

A man is on the run after escaping police custody shortly after being caught with a large stash of drugs and a gun silencer.

Officers say 57-year old Arthur Collins had crack, heroin, cocaine, and marijuana on him when he was arrested on Madison Avenue near 126th Street Friday night.

He was taken to the 25th Precinct in East Harlem and placed in a holding cell, where he escaped, barefoot.

He was wearing black jeans and a black t-shirt at the time.

Anyone who sees Collins is asked to call the NYPD.