LINO LAKES, Minn. – An inmate being transported from a Minnesota state prison in the St.-Cloud to the prison in Lino Lakes hijacked a transport full of other prisoners to escape. On Friday evening, all the nine prisoners had been recaptured.
The incident happened about 11 a.m. Friday.
Minnesota Department of Corrections, said eight of the prisoners were apprehended a short time later, only one remained at large until Friday afternoon, which is a huge search.
Minneapolis-police say the last prisoner, assault convicted James Mitchell, was arrested near the Interstate 35W after he was seen in a park. Before his capture, state patrol helicopter and K-9 units helped search for him, and north Minneapolis residents were asked to stay inside and lock their doors and windows.
This story has been corrected to note that the eight prisoners were arrested a short time later, instead of nine.