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Convicted Vegas bombmaker apprehended after escaping prison

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Posted at 4:41 PM, Sep 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-29 18:41:12-04

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.

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.