Downtown Miami

Escaped prisoner recaptured after search in downtown Miami

A person who escaped from U.S. Border Patrol custody Thursday night was recaptured near Bayside Marketplace, according to Miami police.

Miami police spokeswoman Kenia Fallat said the department assisted U.S. Border Patrol after a prisoner escaped custody.

It was not clear Thursday night how the prisoner escaped.

The search covered a huge swath of downtown Miami, from Biscayne Boulevard on the east to Northwest First Avenue to the west and from Northeast Sixth Street to the north and Northeast Third Street to the south, according to WSVN 7.

Carli Teproff: 305-376-3587, @CTeproff