Tennessee police: 4 teens escape juvenile detention center

The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department says in a news release the teens broke out of the downtown facility Saturday night and are believed to be armed and dangerous
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say they are searching for four teenagers who escaped from a juvenile detention center in Nashville.

The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department says in a news release the teens broke out of the downtown facility Saturday night and are believed to be armed and dangerous.

The statement says two of the teens, ages 16 and 17, were charged in separate murders that occurred earlier this year while the other two, ages 15 and 17, were facing armed robbery charges. One of the murders involved Nashville musician Kyle Yorlets, who was found shot to death outside his home in February.

Police said the teens were on a work detail and escaped after their supervisor left to respond to a fight elsewhere at the facility. More than a half hour elapsed before police were notified of the escape.