Ex-Trumansburg cop on the run taken into custody

TRUMANSBURG, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Andrew Jacobsen, who prompted a large law enforcement search after he escaped police custody, has been caught, according to 911 dispatch.

Sgt. Michael Soroka of the New York State Police says Jacobsen was caught around 7 p.m. in Spencer, Tioga County. 

Jacobsen was arrested on a Tompkins County Court Warrant for second-degree possession of a forged instrument. 

Officers developed a lead that Jacobsen was at a residence in Spencer. When troopers went to the door of that residence, Jacobsen came without incident. 

According to the Trumansburg Police Chief, Jacobsen, was taken in for grand larceny when he escaped police custody.

Police allowed an uncuffed Jacobsen to take a cigarette break when he pushed an officer and escaped.  

Jacoben was a former officer with the department, and he was terminated a four years ago.

Trumansburg schools were in "lockout" as the search continues. The school district noted that while Jacobsen was not considered a threat to public safety, they were taking extra measures out of an abundance of caution.

Trumansburg Police, along with Ithaca Police, the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office, State Police, the DEC and New York State Park Police assisted in the search. 

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