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Jamaican authorities hunt for 4 men who escaped from jail


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico _ Jamaican authorities said they were searching Sunday for four male prisoners who escaped from a Spanish Town jail.

Police said a fifth prisoner who fled with the others returned to custody accompanied by a pastor. The men were discovered missing from their cells during a Saturday inspection.

Authorities say the prisoners escaped by cutting through a metal grille. One of the escaped prisoners had been charged with murder and the others faced charges that included illegal possession of firearms and aggravated assault and robbery.

Police have called on the public to help in the search.

The Associated Press

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