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Suspect who fled Terrebonne hospital arrested in Joliette

Marco Cloutier, 41, was arrested on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020.
Marco Cloutier, 41, was arrested on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. Terrebonne Police

Terrebonne police have confirmed that a man who escaped legal custody last week has been found.

Marco Cloutier, 41, was undergoing a court-mandated psychiatric evaluation at Pierre-Legardeur Hospital in Terrebonne when he went missing on Friday.

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The evaluation was imposed by the court in connection with a Sûreté du Québec file pertaining to an accusation of breaking and entering and armed robbery.

A warrant was issued for his arrest.

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Police said Cloutier was found and arrested at around 3 p.m. on Wednesday at the Lanaudière regional hospital in Joliette.

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He was expected to appear in court Thursday to face charges of escaping custody.

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