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Police: Convicted killer who escaped from Michigan prison captured in Indiana

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    Snow blankets the Ionia Correctional Facility in Michigan Monday Feb. 3, 2014. A national manhunt is underway for convicted murderer Michael Elliot who escaped Sunday from the prison. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Chris Clark) ALL LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL TV INTERNET OUT

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    Dan Heyns, director of Michigan Department of Corrections, talks about Michael David Elliot's Sunday escape from the Ionia Correctional Facility Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. An intense manhunt was underway Monday for Elliot, a convicted killer who peeled a hole in two fences with his hands to escape from the Michigan prison before abducting a woman and fleeing to Indiana where the victim and her vehicle were safely recovered, authorities said. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Chris Clark) ALL LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL TV INTERNET OUT

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    A guard tower stands over fencing at the Ionia Correctional Facility Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. A national manhunt is underway for convicted killer Michael Elliot who escaped from the prison on Sunday. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Chris Clark) ALL LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL TV INTERNET OUT

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    An imaage from a video surveillance camera release by the Michigan State Police shows Ionia Correctional Facility escapee Michael David Elliot, 40, at an Indiana Marathon gas station late Sunday night. A national manhunt was underway Monday for Elliot, a convicted killer who escaped Sunday from the Ionia Correctional Facility in Michigan. (AP Photo/Michigan State Police)

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    This Feb. 11, 2013 photo provided by the Michigan Department of Corrections shows Michael David Elliot. Elliot, who is serving life behind bars for murder in four 1993 deaths in Michigan, has escaped from prison and may have abducted a woman before she got away in Indiana, according to officials. Michigan Department of Corrections spokesman Russ Marlan says in an email that 40-year-old Elliot was discovered missing about 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, from the Ionia Correctional Facility in mid-Michigan. (AP Photo/Michigan Department of Corrections)

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IONIA, Mich. — Police say a convicted killer who made a brazen escape from a Michigan prison has been captured in Indiana.

Indiana State Police Sgt. Ron Galaviz says Michael David Elliot was captured Monday evening in LaPorte County, Indiana.

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Galaviz says a sheriff’s deputy investigating a vehicle theft spotted the stolen automobile and tried to make a stop. The suspect ran, but authorities were able to capture him.

Authorities say Elliott peeled a hole in two fences with his hands to escape from the Ionia Correctional Facility on Sunday night. They say he then abducted a woman and fled to Indiana, where the victim and her vehicle were safely recovered.

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