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California Jail Break: Two Escapees Caught in San Francisco

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Two inmates who had been on the run from jail for more than a week have been caught by San Francisco.

Jonathan Tieu, 20, and Hossein Nayeri, 37, had fled from the Men’s Central Jail in Santa Ana on January 22.

The two cut through several layers of metal to break free from their dormitory and used a rope made of bed sheets to climb down from the roof.

Another escapee, Bac Duong, 43, surrendered to police in Santa Ana on January 29.California jail break 2016

Reports said he told officers the two other men had travelled north. They were eventually found some 410 miles further north from Santa Ana.

Police said a passer-by recognized the van which had been stolen after they escaped.

Hossein Nayeri was held after a brief chase, and when police returned to the van, they found Jonathan Tieu inside. Ammunition was found, but no weapons.

Before his escape, Bac Duong was being held on charges including attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon.

Jonathan Tieu had been charged with murder and attempted murder while Hossein Nayeri is accused of kidnapping, torture, aggravated mayhem and burglary.

On January 28, authorities arrested a female English teacher who they say helped the inmates escape.