Prison escapee Antoine Anderson, a convicted murderer, who slipped out of custody at the Co-Ed facility yesterday, is back in custody this morning.

An update on the search released by the Ministry of National Security just before 11pm, said the inmate was still at large as of 9pm last night.

Residents were urged to be vigilant and contact police “should they have any concerns or information that may lead to Anderson’s re-capture”.

By midnight, Anderson was back in custody.

The high-profile inmate escaped just before 3pm, prompting an extensive search in the East End by prison officers and police.

He was jailed in 2009 for his role in the 2007 gun murder of Aquil Richardson, and jailed an extra seven years in 2012 for causing grievous bodily harm on another prison inmate during a fracas behind bars in 2011.

Anderson was also previously convicted in 2001 for causing grievous bodily harm to Dwayne Trott.

A police spokesman said: “We would like to thank the public for their assistance with the recapture of Mr Anderson.”

Meanwhile, a Corrections spokesman said the investigation into the escape from the East End facility will result in “appropriate action”.