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Police search for 3, armed suspects near McLoud

MCLOUD, Okla. - Authorities spent multiple hours searching for three, armed suspects in Pottawatomie County.

The suspects were last seen on Sunday afternoon in the area near 29th and Shadow Ridge Drive.

According to police, the three allegedly tried to throw contraband over the fence at the Mabel Bassett Correctional Center.

Ultimately, the contraband was found and included bags of smoking tobacco.

Officials said it is unclear if the suspects were also staging an escape for multiple inmates from the prison.

Deputies tell KFOR one of the suspects, 37-year-old Mary A. Albicker, is now in custody.

According to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Albicker had been discharged just on November 2.

Perimeters were set up near Pottawatomie Road, and arrest warrants have been issued for the two remaining suspects.

The Oklahoma City Police Department assisted the McLoud Police Department with the case.

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office later said a concerned citizen notified law enforcement of suspicious activity close by after observing a four-door gold passenger vehicle drop off someone then speed away. When authorities arrived on scene, they observed the three suspects in all black running away from the prison to the northwest. The three were also seen in possession of a black bag, which they were possibly attempting to toss over the fence.

The sheriff's office asks the public to avoid the area and call 911 or 405-273-1727 with information about the case.