Namibia's press agency said an American citizen attempted to escape from a prison in the capital, Windhoek, but was caught.

The Namibian Press Agency, reported Monday that Los Angeles native Marcus Kevin Tomas climbed a tree inside the Windhoek Central Prison and tried to jump over the barbed wire fence but instead landed on top of the fence. Prison authorities told the press agency that they found Tomas hanging from the barbed fence and called emergency medical services to remove him.

The agency said Tomas had injuries on his upper body and feet and was taken to a local hospital. Tomas and another American national Kevin Townsend were charged with the murder of a Namibian citizen in 2011. The two are yet to stand trial and were denied bail.