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The Chardon High School shooter TJ Lane, Clifford Opperud and Lindsey Bruce are back in police custody Friday morning after escaping from the Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution in Lima, Ohio. 

Lane, 19, was one of three inmates who escaped from the Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution at 7:45 p.m. Thursday.

Police locked down the neighborhood upon hearing the three had escaped.

Bruce was captured within 10 minutes of escaping the facility.  Bruce is serving a life sentence for aggravated murder and kidnapping. 

Lane was captured less than six hours later around 1:30 a.m. Friday with a pitchfork in hand and was returned to the prison with no incident.

Opperud, 45, was located and captured at 4:22 Friday morning by two Special Response Team members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.  He is serving a 12-year-sentence for aggravated robbery, burglary and kidnapping in a 2008 Warren County home invasion.

Lane and Opperud were located less than a mile from the facility when they were caught.  

[Related: Arrests Made in Franklin Twp. Home Invasion]

Police say the three scaled a wall during a transitional period.   

Police did not release information on how tall the wall was that the three scaled. 

An internal and criminal investigation is underway, according to police.

TJ Lane shot and killed three students and wounded three others at Chardon High School in February 2012. He opened fire in the cafeteria. Lane received three life sentences in March 2013.

The ACI is considered to be a level 1 minimum security to 2 medium security level facility.

There are a total of 806 level 1 prisoners; 725 level 2; 106 level 3; and eight level 4 prisoners.

The facility has a total of 284 security staff members.    

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