A convicted bombmaker who escaped from a Nevada prison over the weekend where he was serving a life sentence for a deadly 2007 explosion outside a Las Vegas Strip resort has been recaptured.
Las Vegas Police released body cam video of Porfirio Duarte-Herrera being arrested after officers were alerted by a citizen that he was spotted trying to board a shuttle to the U.S.-Mexico border.
Police said officers apprehended Duarte-Herrera shortly thereafter.
NEW VIDEO: NDOC Prison escapee Porfirio Duarte-Herrera was spotted trying to board a shuttle to the border last night near Eastern and Owens. An alert citizen recognized him and called 911. He was apprehended by LVMPD patrol officers moments later. pic.twitter.com/ngnfHTzJI0
— LVMPD (@LVMPD) September 29, 2022
The Nevada Department of Corrections initially reported that Duarte-Herrera went missing Tuesday from Southern Desert Correctional Center in Indian Springs.
They later stated in a revised press release that the inmate had been "unaccounted for since approximately Friday evening."
Gov. Steve Sisolak has ordered an investigation into the escape.