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Thompson RCMP look for escaped prisoner

On September 20, 2022, at approximately 3:40 pm, Thompson RCMP became aware that a prisoner had escaped from the cell trailer at the RCMP detachment in Northlands Denesuline First Nation (Lac Brochet). Lyle Samuel, 21, remains at large.


Earlier in the day on September 20, 2022, Thompson RCMP had attended the community to locate and arrest Samuel for Assault with a Weapon and an outstanding warrant for Assault. He was arrested and transported to the cell trailer. He was checked on at regular intervals while a RCMP officer met with members of the community in an office in the trailer. The office door separating the spaces was closed.


At the regular check just after 3:30 pm, it was observed that someone had entered the cell trailer and unlocked Samuel’s cell door. Immediate searches of the area were conducted, but Samuel has not been located.


RCMP do not believe there is a community safety issue with Samuel at large, but are looking for any information as to his whereabouts.


Samuel is described as 5’7” tall and approximately 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing all black. He had no jacket and no shoes, as they had been removed at the time of his placement in cells.


If you have information, please call Thompson RCMP at 204-677-6909, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or secure tip online at

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