Manhunt Underway For Escaped Prisoners, Including Sex Offenders

(Original Caption) 12/20/74 RIKERS, ISLAND- NEW YORK CITY: The New York City Tombs closed its doors after 33 years of operation. Photo shows empty cells inside Cell Block 7.

At a glance

  • A manhunt is underway Thursday in Missouri for five escaped inmates — including three which authorities describe as “known sex offenders” — who busted out of a prison south of St. Louis.
  • The St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department says the jailbreak at the county’s detention center in Farmington began around 7 p.m. Tuesday when the group entered a secured cell, then “made their way through a secured door by use of force.”
  • From there, the sheriff of the jail told FOX 2 News, it is believed they got onto the jail’s roof through corridors containing the facility’s plumbing before making their way back to the ground and out of the area.

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