Minnesota inmate hijacks the transport of prisoners, one still missing

A Minnesota inmate stall of the transport of prisoners from St. Cloud prison to other facilities around the state on Friday morning. The incident occurred outside the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Lino Lakes.

The prisoner took control of the vehicle, the transport of nine people, around 11 a.m. the Police later arrested five of the in the red light district area and three others in the north of Minneapolis, a Department of Corrections spokeswoman told the Star Tribune.

An inmate, James Douglas Mitchell, 26, is still missing.

Mitchell was caught on a felony assault charge. He was last seen in north Minneapolis and the police have warned residents in the area to stay in behind closed doors.


Mitchell was charged in October 2016 with beating a U. S. Marshall with a stolen vehicle.

He was hit with a first degree assault charge for the use of deadly force against a peace officer. He was also a surcharge on the run from the police. Officials of the different agencies were trying to execute a warrant for Mitchell’s arrest at the time, according to the complaint. The authorities tried to arrest him for burglary and assault, and three other cases, according to FOX 9.

Lino Lakes is home to approximately 1,800 minimum and medium-security male prisoners.

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