Teams from SWAT and the defense forces are searching for the inmates. Nearby residents have been urged to be cautious and cooperate with police.
Haitian Jail Break
A manhunt is underway after 174 inmates escaped from a prison in Haiti following a riot during which one guard was killed, authorities said.
The prison break occurred at a facility in Arcahaie on Saturday, said Inspector Garry Derosiers, the national police spokesman.
Of the more than 100 fugitives, a dozen have been captured, Derosiers said.
The uprising was led by “heavily armed individuals,” according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s office. It’s unclear how the prisoners broke out or who the armed individuals were.
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