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Wanted New York man taken into custody in Easton

EASTON, Pa. - Easton police say they took a 32-year-old man into custody Thursday after a brief pursuit. 

Michael Martin is facing charges of being arrested prior to requisition out of state from New York in addition to false identification to law enforcement, resisting arrest and possession of a small amount of marijuana. 

Easton police was assisting the NYPD Bronx Warrant Squad in attempting to locate Martin for most of the week. A surveillance team observed Martin in the area of Butler Street Thursday and when they approached, Martin began to flee. 

After a brief foot pursuit he was taken into custody. He will be arraigned later Thursday. 

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