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Police: Inmate missing from Enfield correctional facility

ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from a correctional facility in Enfield.

Carl Robinson Correctional Institution officials say Jerry Mercado was unaccounted for around 3:15 p.m. Sunday during a routine facility count.

The building was placed in lockdown. Enfield is about 21 miles north of Hartford.

Mercado is classified as a low-risk offender. The 25-year-old was sentenced in August 2016 to three years for burglary.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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