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Update: Texas authorities do not confirm Welch sighting

A television station in Texas is reporting that there has been a confirmed sighting of accused murderer Justin Patrick Welch, who escaped from custody this morning and is the subject of a nationwide manhunt.

A spokesperson for the Texas Department of Public Safety, however,  could not verify that report.

"I don't know where that came from. I can't confirm that," Tom Vinger said, adding that the department is monitoring the situation.

KCBD -TV reported Welch was seen in Amarillo a few hours after overpowering a guard, stabbing him and taking his gun. Welch then shot twice at a second, unarmed, guard and took off in the white transport van.

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