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Continuing this hour for two escaped convicts after -- -- escape from a jail in downtown Chicago.
Happen at one of the world's only skyscraper.
Lock ups this one specifically designed to prevent jail breaks though.
It's triangular shape -- reduce blind spots and make it easier to guard.
But this pair of convicted bank -- found a way out in part.
By busting a hole in the wall then repelling some twenty stories down using a rope that they made -- bed sheets.
We're told investigators don't know where the two got all the sheets.
It is unclear to us and apparently them how they were able to smashed a hole and -- in the in the wall near a tiny six inch wide window.
Without the -- hearing -- seeing them.
Then change out of that orange jumpsuits and -- -- get away they don't know -- -- -- this afternoon the two men are still on the -- and officials say they may be armed and dangerous.
-- this now special agent in charge of the FF BI's Chicago field office Thomas Troutman sir good afternoon thank you.
Good afternoon thanks for having this is slap in the face and.
It's it's a shame it's it's an amazing escape right now where we're focused not so much on how they they got out of jail but.
Where they are.
And getting I'm getting him back in jail.
This happened just about exactly thirty years ago it's my understanding one of the good escape he's headed south I think Mississippi.
Another one headed in another direction and and they -- -- right.
Yes and it do you see similarities between what they did and what these guys have done or what the word.
I'm not particularly real familiar with the unity event I think it happened in 1986.
This one obviously was fairly well planned out they they slipped through in the middle of the night.
Surveillance cameras caught them.
And about 2:40 in the morning.
Hailing a cab on Michigan avenue three blocks from the -- Vaughn correctional center and heading southbound several hours later.
They showed up that one of the subjects mother's house and got some clothing.
And again headed out on foot and haven't been seen since well I guess you go to you begin looking at places most familiar to these guys right.
We do we have we have a number of viable leads we go through all kinds of lists and under a runny nose down as we speak we've been.
We've been working 24/7 on this in conjunction with the US Marshals Service and the Chicago Police Department task force looking officers we work with.
Since actually Tuesday morning and I guess -- I'm -- you're getting a lot of help from other municipalities along the way.
We we haven't expanded too far outside Chicago at this point but we're looking at some things throughout the country and and usually do get very much help.
Part of me being here today is to enlist the public's.
Assistance we have put up a 50000 dollar up to 50000 dollar reward.
For the arrest and capture of these individuals and just asking for the public's assistance if they see one or both of them want to -- the.
In and around that that area if you see these guys and and they may change their hair and they're clearly not wearing orange jumpsuits anymore but.
You see these guys.
Do you know don't give -- Christmas wishes -- somebody called it that they they need to go back to downtown Chicago sir it's good to see you good look thanks so much for all you do.
Thank you assert our right well it's the Syrian.
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