Police have abandoned their search for a man thought to be a suspect in the Saturday murder of a Philadelphia police officer, according to a police source who declined to be identified because he is not authorized to speak for the department.
The armed suspect, Eric DeShann Floyd, 33, jumped off an NJ Transit train around 10 a.m. when it pulled into the station at the Newark International Airport, the source said.
When police stopped the train at the Newark airport station at about 9:35 a.m., the suspect slipped through an opening between two cars and fled, running south along the tracks, the source said. Authorities have videotape of a man running away from the train but have been unable to confirm that he is Floyd.
The police search, which lasted for more than two hours, covered Weequaic Park and the surrounding neighborhoods. It was called off at about 12:15 p.m.
Judging by the article, this suspect is still at large. According to the Philly Inquirer there’s a reward for information leading to Floyd’s arrest worth $48,000.