June 9th, 2014
02:12 PM ET

3 Men Escape from Canadian Jail Using Helicopter

In a daring operation worthy of a movie, three men escaped from a Canadian jail by helicopter, prompting a massive manhunt, authorities said.

The men escaped from a detention center Saturday night in Quebec City.

"A helicopter touched down briefly in the courtyard before taking off with the three prisoners," Ann Mathieu, a spokeswoman for Quebec Provincial Police, told CNN.

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Police say helicopter took off with three prisoners in Quebec City
  • The men escaped from the detention center Saturday night
  • Authorities are trying to get details on what happened
  • It's the second brazen jail escape in Canada in a little over a year

 

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