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Sep 8, 2013 7:08 PM by katc

Angola Officials Open Fire on Vehicle

Prison officials say guards opened fire on a vehicle with two children inside that crashed through the Angola State Penitentiary main entrance Sunday around 2:30 p.m.

Officials say correctional officers saw a suspicious vehicle approaching and backing up multiple times. The car then crashed through the Angola front gates.

According to Angola Assistant Warden Cathy Fontenot, guards fired shots in attempt to stop the vehicle. Fontenot says no injuries were reported, but there is an investigation into why the suspect, Floyd Tillman, crashed into the entrance.

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