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4 Tennessee inmates are still at large after escaping their cell by removing a toilet


Four inmates remain on the run after escaping a Tennessee jail on Christmas Day by removing a toilet from the wall of their cell. 

The Cocke County Sheriff's Office said six inmates initially escaped around 1:30 a.m., but two have since been captured. 

The other four men are still on the run and police say they are considered dangerous to the public. 

Here's a look at the hole the inmates escaped through. 

A leaky toilet prompted the morning getaway, police said. 

 "The bolts holding the unit rusted out and there was prior damage to the concrete due to plumbing repairs," the sheriff's office told ABC News

The inmates were able to remove the toilet and climb through the hole it left in the wall. 

The inmates still on the run were identified as 54-year-old David Frazier, 28-year-old John Shehee, 28-year-old Harce Allen, and 29-year-old Eric Click.

Frazier was suspected of aggravated robbery and was awaiting trial at the time of his escape. The sheriff's department said he is considered dangerous. 

Another look at the hole.

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