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2 INMATES ESCAPE FROM CONNECTICUT JAIL

Two 18-year-old inmates, one being held on a murder charge, escaped from jail early Saturday after one attacked a guard, stole his keys and freed the other, an official said.

John Moore jumped a guard at Litchfield Correctional Center and beat and stabbed him before opening the cells of five other prisoners, said state Correction Department spokesman Bill Flower.Moore and Christopher Shapard cut a screen protecting a window, broke the window and fled shortly after midnight, Flower said. The other four prisoners stayed to help the guard. State police organized a manhunt.