BROCTON - Area police agencies were taking steps to close portions of Route 5 and Lake Street near the tunnel in Brocton after two inmates reportedly escaped from the Lakeview Shock Incarceration Facility.
According to scanner reports, the inmates have been identified as Daryl Parker, 20, and Rashawn Austin. Both are wearing green suits.
Starflight as well as Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department and New York State Police are currently involved in search efforts, which is currently focusing on the New Horizons trailer park off Lake Street in the village.
School officials at Brocton were in lockdown until after 5 p.m. today. Pupils in elementary grades were all picked up by parents. The first group of students were dismissed before the school learned of the prisoner escape.
Scanner reports indicated this afternoon about 200 corrections officers were being called in to help in the search.