Hoosick Falls PD searching for man who escaped custody


Police are searching for a man who escaped police custody on Wednesday.

Justin Faatz, 34, was under arrest at the Hoosick Falls Police Department on charges of Burglary and Failure to Appear. He escaped police custody around 5:30 p.m. after he had been extradited to New York from Vermont. 

He was last seen on Main Street in Hoosick Falls wearing a gray, long-sleeved zip-up fleece jacket with a red T-shirt underneath, dark colored pants, and a handcuff on his right wrist.

Police, including K9s, from several different agencies in both New York and Vermont are assisting in the search. 

If anyone has any information as to Faatz’swhereabouts or if you see him, call Hoosick Falls police at (518) 659-5029.

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