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A minimum-security inmate at the Cañon City Minimum Security Complex walked away from the facility while doing his normal work assignment outside on facility grounds late this morning.

Courtesy photo of Nicholas Romero

Nicholas Romero, 28, was apprehended a few hours later, around 1:45 p.m.

A civilian reported seeing someone who matched Romero’s description on Mackenzie Road near the prison complex at 11:53 a.m.

The Cañon City Search Team was been activated, the Office of the Inspector General responded to investigate the incident, and local law enforcement was notified, all resulting in an active search which located Romero.