• In this image made from video taken, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, bed sheets used in an apparent escape attempt are seen hanging from a top floor window of the Spokane County Jail reaching all the way to the ground in Spokane, Wash. Staffers at the jail in eastern Washington state foiled the escape attempt by spotting the long trail of knotted bed sheets hanging from the window of a cell housing a suspect in a murder-for-hire plot. They saw the rope of sheets that nearly reached the ground around 4:30 a.m. Thursday and put the jail on lockdown. (Reed Schmitt/KHQ via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Jail spots sheets hanging from cell, foiling escape attempt

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Staffers at a jail in eastern Washington state foiled an escape attempt by spotting a long trail of knotted bed sheets hanging from the window of a cell housing a suspect in a murder-for-hire plot.