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Las Vegas police capture escaped inmate 'without incident'

Las Vegas police have captured escaped murder inmate Porfirio Duarte-Herrera, tweeting that he was arrested "without incident." Duarte-Herrera was serving life for a fatal bombing in 2007. Photo courtesy<a href="https://twitter.com/LVMPD/status/1575321250565480448/photo/2"> Las Vegas Vegas Metropolitan Police/Twitter</a>
Las Vegas police have captured escaped murder inmate Porfirio Duarte-Herrera, tweeting that he was arrested "without incident." Duarte-Herrera was serving life for a fatal bombing in 2007. Photo courtesy Las Vegas Vegas Metropolitan Police/Twitter

Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Nevada prison escapee Porfirio Duarte-Herrera is in custody, according to Las Vegas police. Police said in a tweet he was arrested without incident.

"Porfirio Duarte-Herrera has been taken into custody without incident by LVMPD patrol officers near Eastern and Owens," the Las Vegas police tweet said.

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Duarte-Herrera, 42, escaped from prison earlier this week. He was serving a life sentence for murder in an explosion in 2007 outside a Las Vegas resort.

A statement from the Nevada Department of Corrections Tuesday said he had escaped from Southern Desert Correctional Center in Indian Springs.

According to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police there was a $30,000 federal reward for information leading to his capture.

Duarte-Herrera and Omar Rueda-Denvers were found guilty of planting a bomb that killed Willebaldo Dorantes Antonio, a hot dog vendor outside Luxor casino in 2007.

Prosecutors said that Rueda-Denvers planned the fatal attack in an effort to kill his ex-girlfriend Caren Chali. Antonio was her new partner. Chali was not injured in the explosion.

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Las Vegas police did not detail exactly what led to Duarte-Herrera's capture.

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