SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on the search for two inmates who remain at large after breaking out of a California jail on Jan. 22 (all times local):
A witness says he saw police in San Francisco handcuff one of two escaped fugitives.
Vergel Dalusung says he saw three police cars surrounding a white van that was parked across the street from a McDonald’s, just outside a Whole Foods Market.
Dalusung says it was all very quick and he only saw them handcuff one man and put him in a patrol car.
At that point, he said he stopped looking.
Orange County Sherrif Sandra Hutchens says one of the men ran from the van and was caught by police. The other was found still near the van.
The site is near Golden Gate Park, an area popular with tourists and the homeless.
Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens says a tip from an observant woman led San Francisco police to catch two escaped inmates who had been on the run for more than a week.
San Francisco police were responding about 8:50 a.m. Saturday to an unrelated call when a woman said she saw a parked white van that looked like the one authorities said the fugitives had stolen, Hutchens said during a news conference. As officers approached the van, 37-year-old Hossein Nayeri started running. He was caught after a short chase.
The sheriff says officers then went back to the van and found 20-year-old Jonathan Tieu hiding.
Police found ammunition but no gun in the van.
A third inmate who escaped with them turned himself in Friday.
Orange County sheriff’s officials say two inmates accused of violent felonies who broke out of a California jail more than a week ago have been taken into custody.
The sheriff’s department said Saturday on Twitter that 37-year-old Hossein Nayeri and 20-year-old Jonathan Tieu were arrested by the San Francisco Police Department.
A news conference was scheduled for 12 p.m.
The two men and one other — 43-year-old Bac Duong — escaped from jail on Jan. 22.
Duong surrendered on Friday to a civilian in Santa Ana.
Officials with the Orange County sheriff’s department will hold a news conference at 2 p.m. Pacific to provide an update on the hunt for two inmates accused of violent felonies who broke out of a California jail more than a week ago.
Lt. Jeff Hallock, the sheriff’s spokesman, says no new information about the case will be released until then.
Authorities say two of three men who escaped were in San Jose at recently as Thursday afternoon.
The pair may be headed to Fresno in a white van that was stolen last weekend.
The third escapee turned himself in on Friday.
He walked up to a Southern California auto shop where a friend works and had her call police.
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