UPDATE 6:00 PM - The final escaped inmate, James Mitchell has been arrested on I-35W after being spotted in a Minneapolis Park.


 

LINO LAKES, Minn. (AP) - Nine inmates escaped from a prison in Lino Lakes when an inmate jumped a fence, hijacked a transport van full of other prisoners and drove off.

The Department of Corrections said eight of the prisoners were apprehended a short time later but one remained on the loose. Police were searching midday Friday for assault convict James Mitchell in north Minneapolis and were cautioning residents to stay indoors.

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The escape at Minnesota Correctional Facility-Lino Lakes happened about 11 a.m. Friday.

The facility houses about 1,800 minimum- and medium-security male prisoners.