An inmate who spent the night on the run from the Fort Smith correctional facility is back in police custody, the territorial government announced on May 3.

The man escaped the Fort Smith Correctional Complex on the evening April 30 and he was arrested the morning of May 1, according to a Tuesday news release from the GNWT Department of Justice.

The department did not provide information as to what the offender was jailed for, nor would they say where he was found.

Spokesperson Julia Plourde said the department would review the incident to determine how the person escaped and where changes need to be made.


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