Second inmate arrested after escape from Saskatoon psychiatric centre

SASKATOON — Police say they have arrested the second of two violent inmates who escaped from the federal Regional Psychiatric Centre in Saskatoon.

Both men fled the facility on Wednesday night.

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Police say Matthew Michel, who is 24, was arrested by RCMP east of Saskatoon on the roof of a house.

RCMP say Michel had travelled in a stolen vehicle from the Warman area to the Humboldt area where he dodged police before heading toward Saskatoon.

Earlier in the day Kendal Campeau, who is 29, was arrested at a home in the city.

Investigators had warned people to lock their homes and vehicles following their escape.

"Michel walked into the residential area and officers from the Saskatoon and Humboldt detachments, Saskatoon Traffic Services, and Saskatoon RCMP Police Dog Services located Michel on the roof of one of the residences," RCMP said in a release.

"Michel ... gave himself up to officers after a short verbal negotiation."

The Correctional Service of Canada says the Regional Psychiatric Centre is a mental hospital with the security provisions to also function as a federal correctional institution.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 14, 2019.

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