South Milwaukee prisoner escapes while being transported

SOUTH MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The South Milwaukee Police Department were transporting two prisoners on Friday afternoon, May 24th, when one escaped out of the back of the van.

As officers exited I-794, entering downtown, they heard a noise and saw one of the prisoners heading on foot into a parking garage.

The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department and Milwaukee Police Department were dispatched as officers pursued the inmate.

The suspect was located in the parking garage, apprehended, and transported to the Criminal Justice Facility as originally planned.

Charges of escape will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney.