Chopper aids Canada jailbreak

Last updated 14:43 08/06/2014

Relevant offers

Americas

Grand jury focused on key fatal Ferguson 'tussle' Team adopts dog that joined 690km trek Another large earthquake hits western China Ferguson police officer thanks his supporters Ferguson riots: A war zone on the streets Ferguson shooting: More than 80 arrests for looting, rioting Ferguson buildings burn after Brown verdict Brown's home town pauses - and then outrage Brown's family 'disappointed', call for calm What does the Ferguson verdict mean?

Three inmates have escaped from a jail in Quebec City with the help of a helicopter, police say.

It's the second helicopter-aided inmate escape in the Canadian province of Quebec in two years.

Provincial police said the helicopter headed west from the Orsainville Detention Center after the escape on Saturday (local time).

Police identified the inmates on Twitter as Yves Denis, Denis Lefebvre and Serge Pomerleau. Locals who saw them were warned them to not approach them and immediately contact police.

In March of last year, a helicopter pilot was forced at gunpoint to pluck two inmates from the St-Jerome prison on a quiet Sunday afternoon.

Police caught the two escapees and the two suspects who hijacked the helicopter within a few hours of the escape.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content