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Monday, January 08, 2018

Massive Manhunt Continues for Escaped Inmate in Conn.

A massive manhunt continues for an escaped prisoner in Connecticut.
Police say 25-year-old Jerry Mercado was last seen Sunday morning at the Carl Robinson Correctional Institution’ in Enfield.
This undated photo provided by the Connecticut Department of Correction shows Jerry Mercado. Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from a correctional facility in Enfield, Conn. Carl Robinson Correctional Institution officials say Mercado was unaccounted for Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, during a routine facility count. (Connecticut Department of Correction via AP)
The facility was put under lock-down nearly five hours when officials realized he was missing.
Mercado is serving time for third-degree burglary charges, and has also been convicted of stealing a firearm and interfering with an officer.
Emergency alerts were sent throughout the state to warn residents of his escape.
Officials have warned residents not to approach Mercardo if spotted.
They are asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact authorities.

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