Orange County sheriff’s officials say two inmates accused of violent felonies who broke out of a California jail more than a week ago have been taken into custody.
The sheriff’s department said Saturday on Twitter that 37-year-old Hossein Nayeri and 20-year-old Jonathan Tieu were arrested by the San Francisco Police Department.
A news conference was scheduled for 12 p.m.
The two men and one other — 43-year-old Bac Duong — escaped from jail on Jan. 22.
Duong surrendered on Friday to a civilian in Santa Ana.
Police believe the fugitives escaped after the 5 a.m. headcount on Jan. 22 using tools to cut their way into the air vents. Authorities did not discover the escape until more than 15 hours later.
It was the first time anyone has escaped from the jail since 1988.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
- Man arrested in Arizona home for murder of ex-wife in California
- Arizona Border Patrol agent arrested, accused of lewd acts with teen
- Arizona firefighters travel to California to battle wine country wildfires
- Pinal County jail opening veterans-only housing unit
- Winds whip new terror into deadly California wildfires