Kevin Edward Clarke-McNeil escaped custody from the Northeast Correctional Facility near New Glasgow last night and has since been recaptured. He was arrested in Halifax County, east of Sheet Harbour.
In a tweet this morning, RCMP stated they had followed up on numerous tips throughout the night.
This morning RCMP had been asking residents to stay vigilant and report any sightings to 911. All police forces in Nova Scotia havd been notified and remained present in their communities to support public safety.