Green Island man recaptured, arrested after fleeing police custody


GREEN ISLAND, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A suspect is in custody after leading police on a foot chase along the Hudson River.

Around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, police were called to Swan Street in Green Island for a domestic incident where police saw 21-year-old Scott Murray leave the scene. Murray was taken into custody after a short foot chase.

Murray initially gave officers a false name, but his real identity was discovered while at the Green Island police station. While being processed, police said Murray slipped out of handcuffs and fled the station.

A K9 unit from Troy was called in to help apprehend Murray, who was captured a short time later in a wooded area by the river. He was taken to Samaritan Hospital for treatment.

It was discovered that Murray had six active warrants for his arrest, including one out of Troy for Buglary in the First Degree with a Firearm.

For his actions on Tuesday, Murray was charged with False Personation, Obstructing Governmental Administration in the Second Degree, two counts of Resisting Arrest, Bail Jumping in the Third Degree, and Escape in the Third Degree.

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