Authorities searching for escaped juveniles

By The Associated Press

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Forrest County authorities are looking for four teens who overpowered a guard and escaped from the Juvenile Detention Center in Hattiesburg.

Forrest County Sheriff Billy McGee tells WDAM TV ( ) it happened Sunday night when one guard went to the restroom, and the other guard let two of the inmates out of their cells to get cleaning supplies.

The sheriff says the four escaped out of the back door of the facility and scaled the fence.

McGee said the guard was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

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