Prisoner escapes a NYC hospital while in custody: NYPD

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A prisoner escaped from a hospital while in custody on Wednesday, police said.

At approximately 9:38 p.m., James Mossetty, 35, left the hospital and ran into the FDR Drive to parts unknown, police said.

Mossetty was being treated at NYC Health and Hospitals/Bellevue while in the custody of the Department of Corrections.

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Police said Mossetty is approximately 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs 180 pounds. He was seen last wearing a white t-shirt, gray sweatpants, black glasses, and black shoes.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).