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Killer Who Escaped Michigan Prison Captured in Indiana

A convicted killer who broke out of a Michigan prison during the Super Bowl then carjacked and kidnapped a woman as he fled was captured in Indiana on Monday, police said.

Indiana State Police confirmed to NBC News that Michael David Elliot was captured Monday evening in LaPorte County, Ind.

Elliot was taken into custody at about 6 p.m. ET after a sheriff's deputy investigating a stolen vehicle tried to make a traffic stop, police said. The vehicle initially sped off, but after a short chase was pulled over and Elliot was identified and detained, police said.

Elliot's capture put an end to an intense 24-hour manhunt underway in Indiana that put several communities on high alert.

Hundreds of officers from multiple agencies had been hunting for him after he pried a hole in a fence in a “secure area” at the Ionia Correctional Facility on Sunday night.

He then carjacked an older woman by threatening her with a hammer and box cutter and held her hostage, said Michigan State Police Lt. Mardella Horhn, who described Elliot as "armed and dangerous."

The woman managed to escape and later the red Jeep that Elliot stole from her turned up in Shipshewana, Ind., LaGrange County Sheriff’s Office said in an alert.

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Elliot was given life terms for the murder of four people in 1993, according to his MDOC profile.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.