Texas officials release images of escaped killer Gonzalo Lopez in restraints on morning of getaway

The images released by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) show Gonzalo Lopez, 46, as he was being escorted onto a bus on the morning of May 12.

He was being transported from the Alfred Hughes Unit outside of Gatesville in central Texas to a prison medical facility in Huntsville. He was being held in a separate, caged area of the bus designed for high-risk inmates, 当局说.

During the trip, Lopez managed to break free from his restraints, cut through a metal door and crawled through the bottom of the cage, 官员说. He allegedly stabbed the bus driver in the chest and a hand.

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