ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A trip to the hospital for one New Mexico Prison inmate became a massive undertaking.
New Mexico State Police, Albuquerque Police, Bernalillo County Sheriff's deputies, Federal Marshalls and prison officials were all called in to assist as John McCluskey left the Santa Fe State Prison Friday en route to UNM Hospital.
Secretary of Corrections Gregg Marcantel says it was the highest level of security that could be provided and given McCluskey's history, it was needed.
"This particular case wasn't only an escape, it was an escape followed by a double homicide," Marcantel tells KRQE News 13.
McCluskey is the man who allegedly pulled the trigger killing Gary and Linda Haas August of 2010 after he and two other inmates escaped from the State Prison in Kingman, Arizona.
Detectives say McCluskey, one of the escapees, and his fiancée carjacked the Haas couple near Santa Rosa. They then burned the couple's bodies and their trailer.
Marcantel says McCluskey is a level six prisoner, that is the highest risk prisoner status New Mexico has.
On Friday that high risk inmate injured himself at the prison and requested medical treatment.
Marcantel says nothing obvious pointed to another escape plot but they weren't taking any chances.
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