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RCMP seeking man who escaped from cell trailer in Lac Brochet

Lyle Samuel was arrested Sept. 20 on assault charges but escaped from the RCMP’s cell trailer sometime before 3:30 p.m.
Lyle Samuel
Thompson RCMP are looking for Lyle Samuel, 21, who escaped from a cell trailer in Lac Brochet on Sept. 20 after having been arrested on assault charges earlier in the day.

Thompson RCMP are looking for a man who escaped from a trailer cell in Northlands Denesuline First Nation on Sept. 20.

Lyle Samuel, 21, was arrested on Tuesday for charges of assault and assault with a weapon by Thompson RCMP members who travelled to Lac Brochet. He was placed in the detachment’s cell trailer while an RCMP officer met with community members in an office in the same trailer, which was separated from the cell area by a door that remained closed.

Samuel was checked on regularly throughout the day. Just after 3:30 p.m., a regular check revealed that someone had entered the cell trailer and unlocked the door, enabling Samuel to escape.

Police searched the immediate area but did not find Samuel, who was not wearing a jacket or shoes at the time he escaped.

Samuel is 5’7” tall and about 150 lbs and was wearing all black when he was last seen.

Police say they do not believe Samuel poses a threat to safety but are seeking information about where he is.

Anyone with information can call Thompson RCMP at 204-677-6909 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477. Tips can also be submitted online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.