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Handcuffed prisoner who escaped custody in Yorkton, Sask. arrested

Yorkton RCMP are no longer asking for the public’s help in locating Kevin Poullett, 33, who had escaped custody while handcuffed. Saskatchewan RCMP / Supplied

A prisoner who escaped custody while handcuffed is back in custody.

Yorkton RCMP said Kevin Poullett, 33, was arrested at a home in the Saskatchewan city at around 7:50 a.m. CT on Tuesday.

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Poullett had requested medical attention and was being escorted by Mounties to the hospital in Yorkton on Nov. 19.

The prisoner escaped out the rear of the hospital at around 5:45 p.m. CT the same day. He was still wearing handcuffs and hospital slippers.

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RCMP said the escaped prisoner was not a threat to the community, but reminded people to lock their homes and vehicles.

Yorkton is approximately 305 kilometres east of Saskatoon.

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