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Authorities search for 6 escaped inmates

Officials are currently searching for six inmates who escaped from a prison in California.

According to the report, the men escaped the Merced County Downtown Jail in Northern California on Sunday by using a homemade rope to scale down the side of the building from the roof.

According to the report, jail staff noticed that the inmates missing from their cells just before midnight.

The inmates have been identified as:

19- year-old Gabriel Coronado who was being held on several charges including attempted murder and participation in a criminal street gang.

20-year-old Jorge Barton who was being held for violation of a probation.

21-year-old Manuel Leon who was being held on assault with a firearm, shooting at an inhabited dwelling and participation in a criminal street gang among other charges.

21-year-old Andres Rodriguez, Jr. who was being held for attempted murder, shooting at an inhabited dwelling, and participation in a criminal street gang.

22-year-old Fabian Roman who was being held on a murder charge.

22-year-old Edgar Ventura who was being held on a felony possession of a fire arm and a criminal street gang charge.

The police department has issued a statement saying they have formed a taskforce to find the six inmates:

“The Merced County Sheriff’s Office has formed a task force to track down and apprehend these fugitives,” police said. “Anyone with information or anyone who sees any of these individuals is asked not to approach them and to immediately call 9-1-1.”

All six suspects are considered to be armed and dangerous.