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(LEXINGTON, S.C.) — An inmate serving a life sentence in a South Carolina prison who escaped from custody Wednesday night has been captured, according to police.

The inmate, identified as Michael Alan Williamson, escaped from the McCormick Correctional Institution, a medium/maximum level prison in McCormick, South Carolina, at approximately 8:50 p.m. local time. He is believed to have traveled dozens of miles to Columbia, the state capital. Williamson may also be linked to the stabbing of a female police officer at a Walmart in Columbia last night.

Williamson was captured Thursday morning in the town of Lexington, according to the Columbia Police Department.

Suspect Williamson was found before 11:00 a.m. at 4300 block of Sunset Blvd. SCDC Director says Williamson will not go back to McCormick.

Suspect Williamson was found before 11:00 a.m. at 4300 block of Sunset Blvd. SCDC Director says Williamson will not go back to McCormick. pic.twitter.com/iN1mjcgwKr

— Cola Police Dept. SC (@ColumbiaPDSC) December 8, 2016

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