Video Surfaces of Inmate’s Dramatic Escape From Men’s Central Jail

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Video surfaced Thursday of an inmate's dramatic escape from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Men's Central Jail earlier this month.

An escape attempt at Men's Central Jail on Oct. 2, 2015, is seen in this image provided by KFI.

An escape attempt at Men's Central Jail on Oct. 2, 2015, is seen in this image provided by KFI.

The incident took place on Oct. 2, when the male inmate breached security in the jail's visiting area and assaulted multiple sheriff's deputies, the Sheriff's Department stated in a news release immediately following the incident.

Video of the escape obtained by KFI showed a deputy being kicked in the upper torso and knocked backward as he tried to stop the leaping inmate.

The inmate is then seen shoving a second deputy as he ran through a doorway.

Eventually the escapee was seen climbing a chain link fence and running across a set of railroad tracks just moments before an oncoming train rolled through the area.

Deputies pursued the man on foot and were able to take him back into custody near Vignes Street, the Sheriff's Department stated.

A sheriff’s captain identified the man as 22-year-old Christian Paulk, KFI reported.

During the escape, Paulk was injured when he fell from a wall and while trying to climb through barbed wire.

Some of the deputies were treated for minor injuries, according to the Sheriff's Department.

The jail facilities were placed on lockdown following the incident.

"A comprehensive security assessment of all Los Angeles County jail visiting areas is underway," the Sheriff's Department stated in a news release the following the day.

The Sheriff's Department had no further comments about the incident following the video's release Thursday.