A search was underway in Louisiana on Friday for four of the five juveniles who managed to escape detention after they overpowered a pair of prison guards.
Sgt. L’Jean McKneely confirmed a group of young inmates busted out of a juvenile detention center in Baton Rouge late Thursday night.
One of the escapees, who fled from the facility on foot, was almost immediately recaptured by officers and returned to their cell. The rest of the teen suspects sped off in a stolen light gold- or tan-colored Toyota pickup truck with the license plate X314899, McKneely said.
The group managed to escape the juvenile jail following a violent fist fight with prison guards, two of who suffered injuries not considered to be life-threatening. Police said a weapon was also used in the breakout, though they would not provide further details.
McKneely urged residents to use caution should they cross paths with any of the juvenile inmates. The officer noted two of them were wearing all orange at the time of their escape, another two were wearing all brown while one was wearing all black.
It’s not clear what color the recaptured teen was wearing.
“They attacked two guards and stole their vehicle,” McKneely said. “They should be considered dangerous.”