LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo held a media conference Thursday afternoon to discuss the capture of convicted murderer Porfirio Duarte-Herrera, who escaped from the Southern Desert Correctional Center last week.

Duarte-Herrera was taken into custody Wednesday night by Las Vegas Metro police officers near Owens and Eastern Avenues. He had been about to board a shuttle to Tijuana, using a ticket he had bought the day before.

The Nevada Department of Corrections notified the U.S Marshal Service on Tuesday afternoon about Duarte-Herrera’s escape, Lombardo said.

8 News Now Investigators first reported about his escape around 11 a.m. Tuesday. NDOC officials released a statement at 1 p.m. that day confirming his escape on Tuesday. Later that day, they said he had actually escaped on Friday.

NDOC officials were invited to the media conference, according to Lombardo, but did not attend.

Body-worn camera footage showed officers taking Duarte-Herrera into custody.

An employee at the bus station had called 911 when they recognized Duarte-Herrera at around 9:30 p.m., and he was arrested shortly after.

“The state is actively investigating the circumstances surrounding his escape,” Nevada Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak tweeted Thursday.

Duarte-Herrera was serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the murder of 24-year-old Willebaldo Dorantes Antonio.

Dorantes Antonio died when a bomb hidden in a coffee cup exploded in a parking garage at the Luxor hotel in 2007.