Manhunt underway for inmate who escaped from Indiana State Prison

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Travis Hornett (Indiana Department of Correction)

Law enforcement officials are searching for an inmate who escaped Wednesday morning from the Indiana State Prison while on a work detail.

Michigan City Police say Travis Hornett, 39, escaped prison grounds around 11 a.m. and is still believed to be in the area. Police said he is considered dangerous.

Hornett was last seen wearing khaki clothes when he fled, according to police.

He is described by police as a "White Hispanic Male," standing at 5-foot-4 and weighing 160 pounds. Hornett has brown hair and brown eyes, police said.

If anyone has information about Hornett's whereabouts, they are asked to call 911 immediately.