Au­thor­i­ties re­cap­ture a dozen of 172 es­caped in­mates

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - WEATHER -

ARC­A­HAIE, HAITI >> Po­lice of­fi­cers were search­ing cars and boats for es­caped pris­on­ers on Sun­day af­ter re­cap­tur­ing at least a dozen of the 172 in­mates who over­pow­ered guards and fled from a lockup in cen­tral Haiti, the prison’s di­rec­tor said.

The prison break oc­curred Satur­day in Arc­a­haie, a coastal town about 30 miles north of Haiti’s cap­i­tal. The com­mu­nity is far from the southwest area that was slammed by Hur­ri­cane Matthew’s eye ear­lier this month.

One guard was re­ported killed and an in­mate died fol­low­ing a bad fall while trying to scale a prison wall.

Haitian Na­tional Po­lice of­fi­cers set up nu­mer­ous check­points along roads to search ve­hi­cles. Small boats in fish­ing towns around Arc­a­haie were also be­ing checked.

Heurtelou Paul Col­son, di­rec­tor of the Arc­a­haie Prison, said the lockup housed 266 in­mates.

Jus­tice Min­is­ter Camille Ed­ward Ju­nior told Haiti’s big­gest news­pa­per, The Nou­vel­liste, that the al­leged mas­ter­mind of the es­cape, con­victed kid­nap­per Yvener Care­lus, was among the men cap­tured af­ter the prison break.

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