Quebec Provincial Police car (The Canadian Press)
Helicopter escape from Quebec jail sparks manhunt for two fugitivesAdd to ...
The Globe and Mail
Published Sunday, Mar. 17 2013, 5:35 PM EDT
Last updated Sunday, Mar. 17 2013, 5:35 PM EDT
Two inmates have made a dramatic afternoon escape from a Quebec prison using a helicopter shortly after 2 p.m. ET Sunday afternoon.
The inmates, Benjamin Hudon-Barbeau and Danny Provencal, reportedly clung to the helicopter’s skids as it flew away from the detention centre in St-Jerome Que., about 60 kilometres northwest of Montreal.
The break-out has precipitated a chase by land and air. The Quebec provincial police located the helicopter, but only the pilot was aboard.
As of 4:45 p.m., officers were “in pursuit of a suspect vehicle” according to the police Twitter feed.
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From what quebec media are reporting,two individuals booked a tourist chopper yesterday,and when they took off today,they pulled a gun on the pilot and ordered him to fly to the prison.
They timed it so that the prisonners were outside,then the chopper hovered above the ground and a rope was lowered to get the escapees out of the courtyard.
The chopper landed not to far from the prison were a getaway car was waiting.As of now there isn't any new info.
Wow,pretty daring,and I have a feeling it could get ugly.One of the prisonners called a media outlet and said he is not returning to jail.