Capital murder suspect escapes Mississippi Jail

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VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) _ A handful of schools in western Mississippi are on lockdown as authorities search for a capital murder suspect who escaped from a Vicksburg jail.

The Vicksburg-Warren School District has place several schools in the search area on lockdown.

Police say 33-year-old Rafael McCloud escaped from the Warren County jail in Vicksburg early Wednesday. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Vicksburg Police Chief Walter Armstrong said between 25 and 30 officers are involved in the search along with multiple units from the county sheriff’s department.

Armstrong says police are concentration the search in along Martin Luther King Boulevard and area where McCloud previously lived.

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