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US Sheriff Arrests 1 of 2 Fugitives in Philadelphia, Officials Say – NBC10 Philadelphia

One of two prisoners who escaped from the Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center. Officials said he was captured Thursday night.

U.S. Marshals arrested Nasir Grant, 24, at block 2800 Dauphin Street. He was then taken to Detective East in Philadelphia late Thursday.

A photo of Nasir Grant in custody.

A photo of Nasir Grant in custody.

Police continue to search for Ameen Haast, 18.

Grant and Hurst escaped from prison on State Route 8301 around 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

Philadelphia Prison Warden Branch Kearney said it was during a 3 p.m. Surveillance video showed Grant and Hurst punching a hole in the fence of the recreation yard and escaping, police said.

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenny said at a Monday night press conference, “I’m really upset about this. There’s no reason for it. , this problem will not arise.” . “It’s clear that the system went crazy and people didn’t do what they were supposed to do. I want to know what I have to do in

Carney said the entire facility was cordoned off and all other inmates were disposed of. Philadelphia police and U.S. Marshals have also been notified and are involved in the investigation.

“We’re continuing our campus patrols, as well as perimeter patrols, to make sure no new incidents occur, but this is part of the investigation,” Carney said.

Cianni Sterling, 21, was arrested early Thursday morning on suspicion of helping Grant and Hurst escape from prison. She was charged with arrest, escape, and conspiracy to interfere with the use of communications facilities.

Police believe Stallling was in contact with the two while in prison.

Stakeholders also Investigating the center’s response to the incident.

“As part of the investigation, I am contacting the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections to conduct a vulnerability assessment and safety assessment of the facility as soon as possible to assist in the investigation,” Carney said. Stated.

Grant and Hurst were in the same ward of the facility, but in separate cells. Images obtained by NBC10 on Tuesday show workers inspecting a hole in the outer fence through which the prisoners escaped.

Hearst is described as a black man who stands 6 feet tall and weighs 140 pounds.

On Tuesday, the Marshals Service offered a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to each person’s arrest. Philadelphia police also offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

If you have information about Hearst’s whereabouts, please call the Philadelphia Police Department at 215-686-TIPS or 911. You can also contact the Federal Marshals Service at 1-800-336-0102.

Headshots of Nasir Grant (left) and Ameen Hirst

Philadelphia Prisons Authority (via Associated Press)

Photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Prisons Authority, from left: Nasir Grant and Ameen Hirst.

Grant was admitted to the center on Sept. 28, 2022 on charges of criminal conspiracy, firearms violations and drug charges, officials said.

Hirst was admitted to the center on March 21, 2021 on four murder charges.include The shooting of Rodney Hargrove outside the same facility in March 2021.

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner also issued a statement Tuesday afternoon regarding the escape.

“The Public Prosecutor’s Office is in contact with family members affected by the murder we allege committed by Ameen Hirst and with witnesses who may be called to testify at the trial,” Krasner wrote. . Being at risk of intimidation or reprisal is of utmost importance to the prosecutor and the prosecutor. Victim Support Services Division, National Police Agency

The Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center, which opened in 1986, has 13 residential units that divide the adult male incarcerated population.

https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/u-s-marshals-arrest-1-of-2-escaped-prisoners-in-philadelphia-police-say/3564967/ US Sheriff Arrests 1 of 2 Fugitives in Philadelphia, Officials Say – NBC10 Philadelphia

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