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(LIMA, Ohio) — T.J. Lane, who was serving multiple life sentences for a notorious high school shooting spree, was caught after escaping Thursday night from an Ohio prison, officials said.

Lane, who is now 19, broke out of the Allen Correctional Facility along with two other prisoners.

Officials are warning residents of Lima, Ohio, near the prison to not open doors to strangers or pick up hitchhikers. A police dragnet was moving through the town, and police asked residents not to tweet the location of officers.

Allen County Sheriff Sam Crish said Thursday that three prisoners, including Lane, had escaped the prison, but one was apprehended. Shortly before 2 a.m. on Friday, officials said that Lane had been taken back into custody.

No further details were provided about how Lane and the other inmates escaped.

Lane shot and killed three students at Chardon High School on Feb. 27, 2012. He was sentenced to three life sentences.

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Sam Crish, Allen county Sheriff

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