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Glendale escapee caught in Manhattan

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Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 11:08 am, Thu Jun 26, 2014.

The Glendale man who sparked a day-long manhunt after escaping police custody and striking an officer with his car has been arrested in Manhattan.

Police said Bryan McMenamin, 38, was busted inside an apartment on Saint James Place in Manhattan at 2:20 p.m. Tuesday. About 19 hours earlier, he was arrested by two plainclothes officers for selling heroin near the intersection of Central and 66th avenues in Glendale on Monday shortly before 7 p.m.

After the first arrest, McMenamin managed to climb into the driver’s seat of the vehicle he was being transported in after the two narcotics officers exited the car, according to reports.

The Glendale man then allegedly rammed one of the officers at the intersection of Cooper Avenue and 59th Street, sending him to the hospital with an injury to his right leg.

Reports also said that the uninjured officer commandeered a civilian’s vehicle and gave chase, but the police car McMenamin had stolen was found abandoned in a parking lot near Myrtle Avenue and Decatur Street in Ridgewood.

Regarding the daring escape, McMenamin has been charged with second-degree attempted murder, grand larceny, tampering with evidence, escape and resisting arrest.

He has also been charged with criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance stemming from his original drugs-related arrest.

McMemamin is no stranger to the law, as reports say he has prior arrests for criminal possession of a weapon and robbery, among other charges.

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