Quebec provincial police were searching on Sunday and eventually found two prisoners who escaped from a Saint-Jerome prison in a helicopter. Police located the helicopter about 53 miles (85km) away in Mont-Tremblant.
A police sergeant said police received a call from prison staff regarding the dramatic escape in the afternoon. He didn't say if the helicopter had landed on prison grounds and wouldn't provide further details about the getaway.
After authorities found the helicopter, the chopper's pilot was taken to an area hospital where he was to be questioned by investigators.
Quebec police said they later arrested three people about 30 miles (50km) north of the Saint-Jerome jail where the escape took place. One of those arrested was 36-year-old inmate Benjamin Hudon-Barbeau.
Authorities located the second inmate late on Sunday and said a security perimeter had been set up around the area where 33-year-old Danny Provencal was found.
The Saint-Jerome jail, located some 37 miles (60km) northwest of Montreal, experienced a mini-riot by about a dozen prisoners a little over a month ago.
In that incident, police had been asked to secure the outside of the prison, which holds about 480 inmates, and facility staff used pepper spray to disperse the mob.
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