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Gonzalo Lopez, 46 (Photo courtesy of Texas Department of Criminal Justice) LEON COUNTY, Texas - A manhunt is underway for an inmate who escaped custody in Leon County, Texas by stabbing a corrections officer while being transported.Gonzalo Lopez, 46, was being transported on a bus with 15 other inmates from Gatesville, headed eastbound on Highway 7 to Huntsville Thursday afternoon. During the ride, Lopez was able to get out of his restraints and allegedly stabbed the officer driving the bus in the hand with an unknown object.CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON CRIME & PUBLIC SAFETYFOX 26 is told the officer struggled with Lopez to keep him from getting his gun.The bus then crashed into a ditch before Lopez ran off.

Another officer on the bus fired some shots at him, but it's unknown if Lopez was hit.The other inmates remained on the bus and were not injured. Gonzalo Lopez, 46 (Photo courtesy of Texas Department of Criminal Justice) The Leon County Sheriff's Office says several agencies are working together to find Lopez, who was reportedly wearing an all-white TDCJ uniform. He was last seen heading across a cow pasture west of Centerville.During the search Thursday, a perimeter was set up around Highway 7 in Leon County, but an active search remains underway to find the prisoner. Download the FOX 26 news app for the latest alerts on this and other breaking news stories.Authorities are asking the public to avoid the area of Centerville west to Markay to Buffalo as they work to locate Lopez.SkyFOX was hovering above Highway 7 in Leon County, where a perimeter was set up to find escaped inmate, Gonzalo Lopez, who is serving a life sentence for capital murder but assaulted and stabbed a Texas Department of Criminal Justice corrections

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