Two young offenders back in custody after leaving facility

Aerial view of Yellowknife's North Slave Correctional Complex. (Supplied by PCL Construction.
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Two young offenders who were reported missing from Yellowknife’s North Slave Young Offenders Facility have been returned to custody.

Police say the two walked away from open custody around 9:00am Friday. Later that night, an off-duty corrections guard reported a sighting of them in the downtown area.

Police were able to find the young offenders and arrest them without incident at a nearby apartment building.

As young offenders, their names, pictures and descriptions couldn’t be made public. However, neither offender was considered to be dangerous.

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Their escape from open custody came at a sensitive time for the city.

Less than two weeks ago, a man charged with murder and attempted murder escaped from the neighbouring North Slave Correctional Facility. 23-year-old Denecho King was found and arrested three days later.


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