Three Prisoners Escape in Helicopter from Quebec City Prison

Three inmates have escaped from a detention center in Quebec City with the help of a helicopter, police said. It’s the second helicopter-aided inmate escape in Quebec province in two years (sorry about the narrator pronouncing escape EKSCAPE).

“A helicopter touched down briefly in the courtyard before taking off with the three prisoners,” according to Sgt. Gregory Gomez Del Prado, Quebec Provincial Police.

The green helicopter fled westbound in the Quebec City skies.

A manhunt is now underway for Yves Denis Yvon Lamontagne, 35, Denis Lefebvre, 53, and Serge Pomerleau, 49.

Lamontagne and Lefebvre were awaiting trial on drugs and weapons charges. No information was available on Pomerleau.

In March 2013, two men posing as tourists commandeered a helicopter from a Canadian helicopter tour company, ordered the pilot to fly over a detention center near Montreal, and lifted two inmates into the helicopter using cables.

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