Prison transport van hijacked; 1 inmate still on the lam

AP News
Posted: May 26, 2017 3:07 PM

LINO LAKES, Minn. (AP) — An inmate being transported from a Minnesota state prison in St. Cloud to the prison in Lino Lakes hijacked a transport van full of other prisoners and escaped.

The incident happened about 11 a.m. Friday. Minnesota's Department of Corrections said nine of the prisoners were apprehended a short time later, but one remained on the loose.

Police were searching Friday afternoon for assault convict James Mitchell in north Minneapolis and were cautioning residents to stay indoors.


This story has been corrected to remove erroneous reference to inmate jumping a fence at the Lino Lakes prison.