Mass prison break in Haiti, 174 inmates flee after killing guard

By REUTERS
October 23, 2016 03:01

ARCAHAIE, Haiti - Dozens of inmates broke out of a northern Haitian prison on Saturday after killing a guard and stealing firearms, authorities said, as they launched a manhunt with support from UN peacekeepers for the 174 fugitives.

Haiti's Minister Of Justice, Camille Edouard Junior, said one prisoner died after falling off a wall and hitting his head during the escape from the Arcahaie prison in northern Haiti.

"One policeman was killed during the incident," Edouard Junior told Reuters. "Three prisoners were wounded, including one who died as a consequence of his wounds."


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