A prisoner breaks through a fence and escapes in Quebec

The Sûreté du Québec is asking for the public's help in finding a man incarcerated at the Quebec City Detention Facility who managed to escape on Thursday evening.

A prisoner breaks through a fence and escapes in Quebec

The Sûreté du Québec is asking for the public's help in finding a man incarcerated at the Quebec City Detention Facility who managed to escape on Thursday evening.

The event occurred around 8:30 p.m., when the inmate, Dave Gingras-Gaudet, was enjoying an outing in the building's outdoor courtyard.

Helped by two other prisoners, the 37-year-old man allegedly breached the fence surrounding the provincial prison before fleeing on foot. Few details are known, however, about how the three men went about it.

The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) affirms that the accomplices of the fugitive will be met during the day and that no other detainee has tried to flee.

Thursday evening, patrol officers from the SQ and the Quebec City Police Service (SPVQ) tried to locate Gingras-Gaudet, without success. This is why the authorities are now appealing to the population to find him.

The inmate is 1.70 meters (5’6”) tall and weighs 63 kg (138 lbs). He has brown hair, just like his goatee, as well as green eyes. He also has tattoos on his arms, back and chest.

During his escape, the 30-year-old wore a black t-shirt and pale jeans.

“If you see the individual, contact the authorities [au 1-800-659-4264] and above all do not intervene with him”, specifies Béatrice Dorsainville, spokesperson for the SQ.

With a long track record in criminal matters, Dave Gingras-Gaudet made headlines last February during a search in the Old Capital. He was notably charged with possession of a prohibited firearm and concealment.

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