Mohamadou Lamine Mbacke, the man who escaped immigration custody at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport earlier this week, was arrested in Chicago, the authorities said.
The hunt for Mbacke, the 31-year-old from Senegal, who has been described by the authorities as a "violent deportee", ended on Friday, the US Department of Transportation (ICE) said in a statement.
The refugee was on Tuesday for deportation at the airport when he reportedly fled from law enforcement during the security. It is expected that Mbacke will make a return flight to his home country.
"An ICE fugitive who escaped from custody in Senegal on Tuesday night when he was released from custody is on the run after just under three days," said ICE. Mbacke "was detained without incident at a cafe near the Amtrak station in downtown Chicago with support from federal partners."
"RACIAL TRIP" AFTER EXITING THE JFK AIRPORT
ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) The Chicago Fugitive Operations Team has taken the arrest. ICE said they worked non-stop with federal, state, and local authorities to track down and capitulate Mbacke.
According to reports, Mbacke managed to escape law enforcement at Gate B23 in Terminal 4 around 8:30 pm. Local time
Following his escape on Tuesday, Mbacke was arrested on a surveillance video and left the airport around 9pm. in a taxi said ICE.
"Mbacke lawfully entered the country in 2005 before violating the terms of his status," authorities said. "He was deported by an immigration judge in September 2015. Mbacke has previous criminal convictions for multiple gun and firearm offenses."
Fox News # Courtney Crawford and Benjamin Brown have contributed to this report.