Corrections officers stopped a inmate they believe was trying to escape from SCI Albion Friday morning, according to a news release.

The inmate was found trying to hide himself in the recreation area while staff was performing a security sweep of the main yard around 8:15 a.m. before it was going to be used by inmates.

SCI Albion officials said the inmate was also found with items that "could indicate his intent to escape" but did not specify what the items were.

The inmate has been placed in the prison’s restricted housing unit.

SCI Albion has been locked down while the prison investigates the apparent escape attempt.

The community was not in danger at any time, according to SCI Albion.