Two escape from Canadian jail by chopper
Ottawa, March 18 : Two prisoners escaped from a jail in Quebec by a helicopter Sunday, said a media report.
The prison break took place around 2.30 p.m. when a helicopter hovered over the jail and the escapees climbed on board with the help of a rope ladder, reported Xinhua.
The police have surrounded a wooded area near Entrelacs, where the two inmates, identified as Benjamin Hudon-Barbeau and Danny Provencal, were thought to be hiding.
Radio Canada reported that the police have found the helicopter and were interviewing the pilot.
The jail, Saint-Jerome detention center, located some 60 km northwest of Montreal, Canada's second largest city, experienced a minor riot by about a dozen prisoners a month ago.
In that incident, the police had been asked to secure the outside of the prison, which holds about 480 inmates.