The juveniles were being held at Abraxas Academy in Pennsylvania.
Nine inmates who escaped from a Pennsylvania juvenile detention center were taken into custody Monday following a manhunt, authorities said.
The inmates, all men, fled the facility Sunday, wearing white and gray shirts and shorts, the Robeson Township Police Department in Berks County said.
The escape occurred following a riot at the academy, according to another local police department in Berks County. State and local law enforcement regained control of the detention center, authorities said, but some of the offenders escaped.
Authorities said they believed they were able to escape the youth detention center after catching up with two female guards and stealing their keys.
The nine escapees, aged 15 to 17, were found Monday morning about two hours later, said David Beohm, public information officer for the Pennsylvania State Police.
By 5:45 a.m., four of the boys were tired, cold and “pretty much gave up,” Beohm said. They decided to knock on the door of a randomly chosen house on Oak Grove Road in Morgantown, Pennsylvania. The owner then called the authorities.
At 6:36 a.m., authorities received reports of a stolen vehicle and trailer on Oak Grove Road. Inside were the other five escapees, Beohm said.
Officers pursued the stolen vehicle and apprehended four of the juveniles, police said. The fifth ran into a nearby field but was quickly found by police. All of the juveniles were taken into custody in visibly dirty condition, with shoes missing, authorities said.
All nine will be charged with escape, in addition to any other crimes they may have committed during the night, Beohm said.
The escapees are expected to be questioned by a criminal investigator later today.
Berks County borders Chester County, the place where authorities searched for and captured escaped inmate Danelo Cavalcante after a 14-day manhunt.
ABC News’ Darren Reynolds contributed to this story.