N.S. RCMP warn people not to approach escaped prisoner
The Nova Scotia RCMP were looking for Kevin Clarke-McNeil on June 5, 2020, after he escaped from the Northeast Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in New Glasgow, N.S. (Nova Scotia RCMP)
HALIFAX -- The Nova Scotia RCMP are warning people not to approach a prisoner who escaped from the Northeast Nova Correctional Facility in New Glasgow on Friday.
There were several police officers looking for Kevin Clarke-McNeil in the Coalburn and Priestville area.
Police say Clarke-McNeil was shirtless when last seen and is thought to be headed toward Halifax on foot.
"Any person who has knowledge of Mr. Clarke-McNeil's should call 911 or local law enforcement," the Nova Scotia Department of Justice said in a news release.
"Clarke-McNeil is originally from Ontario and was on remand at the facility on several charges, including attempted murder, unlawful confinement, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and resisting/obstructing a peace officer," said the news release.
He has been in custody at the jail since December.
"Correctional Services will conduct a full review of this incident," the Department of Justice release said.