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Manhunt Underway For Three Escaped Prisoners In California

The search is on in Southern California for three men who escaped from a Santa Ana prison on Friday. Authorities are asking Orange County residents, especially the large Vietnamese community there, for help in finding the escapees, two of whom have ties to local Vietnamese gangs.

Jonathan Tieu, 20, and Bac Duong, 43, along with the third inmate, Hossein Nayeri, 37, were awaiting trial for unrelated violent felonies. They all have now also been charged with an additional felony for the escape.

For more on the ongoing manhunt, Steve Chiotakis of KCRW in Santa Monica joins Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson with details.


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