NEWS
 
Quebec sees second jailbreak involving helicopter
Three inmates have escaped
1 0
Canadian Press

There has been another jailbreak in Quebec involving a helicopter.

Quebec Provincial Police say three inmates have escaped from the Orsainville Detention Centre near Quebec City with the help of a green coloured helicopter.

Police have few details on the nature of the escape, but say the helicopter flew west from the provincial detention centre.

Police have identified the escapees on Twitter as Yves Denis, Denis Lefebvre and Serge Pomerleau.

They say anyone who spots them should not approach them and immediately contact police.

It's the second time in just over a year that a helicopter was involved in a jailbreak.

In March, 2013, there was a daring escape at St-Jerome prison involving a helicopter where a pilot was forced at gunpoint to pluck two inmates from the facility on a quiet Sunday afternoon.

The two escapees and the two suspects who hijacked the chopper were caught by police within a few hours of the escape.

Categories:

Leave a comment:

showing all comments · Subscribe to comments
  1. Tanya posted on 06/08/2014 11:53 AM
    Most prisons around the world string wires across their yards so a helicopter can't land without getting their rotors caught in them. And this happened in Quebec twice in two years? Is someone asleep or is there a learning disability here?
showing all comments

@NEWSTALK1010

Facebook

DON'T MISS

NEWS ALERTS

STAY CONNECTED

Sign up for out Breaking News Alerts and receive up-to-the-minute coverage of the top stories of the day

 
1 0
Canadian Press

There has been another jailbreak in Quebec involving a helicopter.

Quebec Provincial Police say three inmates have escaped from the Orsainville Detention Centre near Quebec City with the help of a green coloured helicopter.

Police have few details on the nature of the escape, but say the helicopter flew west from the provincial detention centre.

Police have identified the escapees on Twitter as Yves Denis, Denis Lefebvre and Serge Pomerleau.

They say anyone who spots them should not approach them and immediately contact police.

It's the second time in just over a year that a helicopter was involved in a jailbreak.

In March, 2013, there was a daring escape at St-Jerome prison involving a helicopter where a pilot was forced at gunpoint to pluck two inmates from the facility on a quiet Sunday afternoon.

The two escapees and the two suspects who hijacked the chopper were caught by police within a few hours of the escape.

Leave a comment:

showing all comments · Subscribe to comments
  1. Tanya posted on 06/08/2014 11:53 AM
    Most prisons around the world string wires across their yards so a helicopter can't land without getting their rotors caught in them. And this happened in Quebec twice in two years? Is someone asleep or is there a learning disability here?
showing all comments

Top stories

Killer, rapist Paul Benardo reportedly applies for day parole

Poll

HOV lanes for the TO2015 Pan Am games go into effect today. How will this change affect your daily commute?

Voting is restricted to one vote every 24 hours 24 hour(s) VoteResults