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Search for three Orange County inmates

Posted at 6:47 AM, Jan 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-25 09:47:16-05

The manhunt continues this morning for three inmates who cut through steel bars to break out of a maximum security jail in Orange County.

Officials say the escapees should be considered armed and dangerous and one man in the group was even charged with murder.

A separate investigation is being launched to discover how the inmates managed to obtain the tools necessary to cut through half-inch steel bars.

According to officials they also cut through plumbing tunnels and made it to the roof where they were able to rappel to the ground using some kind of makeshift rope.

The sheriff’s office asks that if you have seen the prisoners you call 911 immediately.