Reports state that Mohamadou Lamine Mbacke, 31, flew into NY from Detroit, where he was scheduled to depart Tuesday night on a flight to his home country.
The prisoner, who was previously arrested on a weapons charge, was about to be escorted onto a plane Tuesday as ICE agents removed his handcuffs while going through airport security, according to the New York Daily News.
Port Authority police could not immediately provide a description of the suspect. Law enforcement officials say they have him on surveillance camera getting into a cab outside the terminal and then taking off.
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Mbacke is 6 feet 3 and about 190 pounds, and was wearing a black or purple shirt, jeans and sneakers.
Port Authority police released a statement saying, "An individual being transported by federal immigration officials at JFK Airport last night eluded custody during transfer to a connecting flight". He was ordered to be deported in September 2015.
Federal and local agents are searching for him, and members of the public should not try to apprehend him.