Prison transport van hijacked; 1 inmate still on the lam

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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.

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