Officers block escape attempt from Louisiana prison

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Authorities quickly captured a man who scaled one of the inner fences at a Louisiana prison and got caught in the razor wire.

The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections said in a news release Tuesday that Aaron Dun, 32, tried to escape Elayn Hunt Correctional Center around 7 p.m. Monday.

Dun was awaiting trial in St. John the Baptist Parish for home invasion, aggravated kidnapping, and armed robbery.

He is also a registered sex offender in Alabama, where he is wanted for several additional charges.

Dun had been under the DOC’s authority at the request of the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff because he is a flight risk.

He has been at Hunt Correctional since May 18.

The department said attempted escape charges are pending against Dun. The attempted escape remains under investigation.

By: Associated Press

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