Monday, June 9, 2014

Prison Break: Three Canadian Prisoners Escaped Orsainville Prison

Orsainville Detention Center near Quebec City. AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jacques Boissinot
Three Canadian prisoners made a daring escape from Orsainville Detention Center, near Quebec City, Saturday evening when a helicopter dropped down and picked them up, according to the AP.
The helicopter flew off toward the west and the men were not immediately recaptured. The escape happened about 7:45 p.m. local time.
Provincial police identified the escapees as Serge Pomerleau, Yves Denis, and Denis Lefebvre.

 Serge Pomerleau, 49  
Yves Denis, 35
Denis Lefebvre, 53
A police spokeswoman told NBC the helicopter had only the pilot onboard and that it landed somewhere on the prison grounds to pick the men up. Lefebvre and Lamontagne were both arrested in 2010 during a massive drug bust, according to CBC. During the bust, police confiscated a plane, 41 vehicles, and a stockpile of weapons, among other things. They are believed to have connections to the Hells Angels.
The prison break is the second time in less than two years that a helicopter has been used to free Canadian prisoners. The previous incident happened in March of 2013 when a pilot was forced at gunpoint to pick up two men from another prison in Quebec, according to the AP.

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