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McLean County prisoner captured after brief escape during hospital visit

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OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) - A prisoner is back in custody after escaping during a visit to an Owensboro hospital Tuesday.

The Daviess County Sheriff's Office says the inmate from the McLean County Jail ran out of Owensboro Health while paperwork was being filled out. 

Deputies and Owensboro Police began a search during which Meadow Lands Elementary School and St. Pius Catholic Church were placed on lock down.

The prisoner was located a short time later and captured by OPD in the 900 block of Charles Scott Drive.

No word yet on the escapee's name.  We'll keep you updated as we get more information from authorities.

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