Assault suspect escapes cell in northern Manitoba, RCMP say

Lyle Samuel. Manitoba RCMP

Manitoba RCMP are on the lookout for a prisoner who escaped a cell at the Northlands Denesuline First Nation (Lac Brochet) detachment Tuesday afternoon.

Lyle Samuel, 21, had been arrested for assault with a weapon and an outstanding warrant and was taken to a cell trailer at the detachment earlier that day.

Police said at a regular check of the cell just after 3:30 p.m., they became aware that someone had entered the trailer and unlocked Samuel’s cell. He remains at large.

RCMP said they don’t believe there’s a safety concern for the community.

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Samuel is described as five-foot-seven, 150 lbs, last seen wearing all black, however, his jacket and shoes had been removed when he was placed in the cell.

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Anyone with information is asked to call Thompson RCMP at 204-677-6909, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or submit a secure tip online at

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