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Escaped Miss. Prisoner Threatened Guard With Shank, Authorities Say

Authorities are searching for Rafael McCloud after he reportedly used a shank to threaten a guard and steal his uniform before escaping Wednesday.

By Grant Suneson | March 2, 2016

Authorities in Warren County, Mississippi, are searching for a capital murder suspect who reportedly held a prison guard hostage to escape Wednesday morning.

Police say Rafael McCloud used a shank to force a guard to give up his uniform, keys and radio. McCloud then apparently escaped through a side door.

McCloud was charged with capital murder after the body of Sharon Wilson was discovered in 2015. McCloud and one other man were arrested driving Wilson's car.

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Nearly 30 officers and K-9 units are helping search for McCloud. Authorities say McCloud should be considered armed and dangerous. 

This video includes a clip from WLBT.

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