Manhunt for Convicted Killer Michael David Elliot

Elliot, convicted of killing four people, escaped from a maximum security prison in Michigan.
3:00 | 02/03/14

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And next, now, here, we take you to a part of the country where some families are having an anxious night because of a prison break. A convicted killer on the loose tonight in Indiana. Authorities in a race against time to find him. And ABC's Alex Perez has the story. Reporter: The hunt is on to track down convicted killer Michael David Elliot. His getaway car found in an Indiana town this afternoon. Schools there put on lockdown, as officers go door-to-door. I have a little boy. It's scary. Reporter: Elliot, who was convicted of killing four people in 1993 and was serving a life sentence, escaped from this maximum security prison in Michigan Sunday night. Authorities believe Elliot stole a kitchen uniform and used his hands to pull apart two security fences. It's obvious there were some flaws in our security. And that we need to assess what those are. Reporter: Elliot, police say, carjacked and abducted the woman driving this jeep and drove to Indiana before stopping for gas. She asked to use a bathroom and calmly made this call to 911 from behind the locked door. I'm being held hostage to an escaped convict from the ionia correctional facilities. You're being held hostage? Yes. Reporter: Elliot left the woman in the bathroom and took off. With nerves on-edge tonight, authorities now racing to get Elliot back behind bars. Alex Perez, ABC news, Chicago.

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