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Regina Correctional Centre inmate back in custody after brief escape

Two correctional officers received serious but non-life threatening injuries during an inmates escape from custody. File / Global News

A 31-year-old Regina Correctional Centre inmate is back in custody after he briefly escaped while on a medical escort on Wednesday, according to a press release from the ministry of corrections, policing and public safety.

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Michael Riley Obey escaped custody around 2:30 p.m. Two correctional officers received serious but non-life-threatening injuries, for which they are receiving treatment.

Obey was taken back into custody by the Regina Police Service and RCMP around 4:30 p.m., nearly two hours after his escape.

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Obey is in remand for weapons, assault and other charges.

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The press release said that the ministry will be conducting a review into what happened to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.

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