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Dec052011

Escaped Inmate Hunting for Two People in Maine, Police Say

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ALFRED, Maine) -- An escaped inmate described as armed, dangerous and seeking revenge is hunting for two people in Maine, authorities said Monday.

David Glenn Hobson, 33, has eluded a dragnet since he escaped from a New Hampshire prison on Thursday.

"He's holding a grudge against two individuals," Maine State Police spokesman Stephen McCausland told ABCNews.com. "We warned them early and we believe they're in a safe place."

McCausland would not reveal any details about who the two people are or what they may have done to anger Hobson. Federal, state and county authorities are participating in the manhunt.

There have been no confirmed sightings of Hobson but he is believed to be in the vicinity of the towns of Alfred and Sanford where his relatives live.

Hobson's father Glenn Hobson was arrested Friday night for a charge of hindering apprehension. McCausland said he left clothing, a blanket and medical supplies outside his home for his son to pick up, but not a weapon. Police believe he obtained a weapon from somewhere else. Glenn Hobson has since been released after posting a $500 bail.

Hobson's mother Louann Hobson picked up the phone on Monday and confirmed that it was her before hanging up abruptly when ABC News called.

David Hobson has several relatives in Alfred, Maine, which has led authorities to believe he may be in the area. Police are warning residents in the area to be cautious and aware of their surroundings and to report any suspicious behavior.

Hobson escaped prison by scaling a 12-foot fence topped with razor wire while he was in the prison's recreational area, according to Jason Johnson, the superintendent for the Carroll County House of Corrections in Ossipee, N.H.

"We did recover a bloody shirt outside the jail and the [recovered] stolen vehicle had some blood in it as well," Johnson said.

Hobson was being held in the facility for burglary charges and his pre-trial was scheduled for later this month.

On Saturday evening, the Maine State Police recovered a Toyota Highlander SUV that Hobson had allegedly stole. It was found in a heavily wooded area of Maine. Bloody clothing found inside the car has yet to be processed, but McCausland said authorities believe the clothing to be Hobson's.

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