Accused Child Rapist Escapes Cops In Midtown Manhattan: Police

By Nick Garber

MIDTOWN MANHATTAN, NY — A man being sought for sexually assaulting two children in Pennsylvania managed to evade capture in Midtown on Tuesday by assaulting police officers as they moved in to arrest him, according to police.

Isaiah Metz, 22, is accused of raping twin four-year-old girls in Goldsboro, Penn. on March 30, the Daily News reported. He also reportedly faces more than 100 other sex-abuse-related charges in Pennsylvania, including possession of child pornography.

Around 4:15 a.m. Tuesday, police converged at the Antonio Olivieri shelter on West 30th Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues, where they believed Metz was staying.

But after encountering officers from the Regional Fugitive Task Force, Metz punched both officers in the head multiple times and bit one in the arm, helping him elude capture and flee to an unknown location, according to the NYPD. (Both officers were treated for their injuries at a nearby hospital.)

Police are now actively seeking Metz, who has a listed address at a youth shelter on Broome Street in SoHo. He also goes by the name Decklyn McBride, according to police.

Metz is described as dark-skinned with red hair, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall and 165 pounds. He was last seen wearing black-and-red pajama pants and a black hooded sweatshirt.

Police asked anyone with information to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). People can also submit tips online or on Twitter, @NYPDTips.