Bloodhounds and police helicopters were called out in force after seven heavily armed convicts fled the Kansas State Penitentiary at Lansing. The escaping inmates shot and wounded a suburban policeman as they fled and split into two groups. Three were quickly apprehended without injury, but the others remained at large and supposedly had been seen in the Lawrence area at one point. Citizens were advised to remain on the lookout.
Old home town - 25 years ago today
September 7, 2006