Manhunt under way for convicted murderer who escaped prison bus after driver stabbed

A manhunt is under way for a convicted murderer who escaped from a prison bus by stabbing an officer after the vehicle crashed off the road, police have said.

Gonzalo Lopez, 46, was being held at a prison in Gatesville, Texas, but was being driven to a medical appointment when the incident occurred yesterday afternoon in Leon County, a rural area between Dallas and Houston.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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