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Man who escaped police manhunt in Alberta arrested in Ontario

A wanted man who evaded police custody in Alberta has been arrested in Ontario after a cross-provincial manhunt.

The man, identified as 31 year old Jason Masse, had fled police in Alberta after forcing a woman to drive from Consort to Wainwright at gunpoint two weeks earlier. The woman had contacted police while stopped at a gas station in Czar, and the Provost RCMP went out to the area to search for Masse using a police dog and members from other detachments.

Yesterday, members of the OPP in Dryden, Ontario received information from the RCMP about the possible location of Dryden and a female companion, and located the man and his companion on Highway 17, Southworth Township.

Masse was then arrested by the Dryden OPP for failing to comply with a recognizance. He faces multiple offences on his return to Alberta, which include assault with a weapon, pointing of a firearm, forcible confinement, uttering threats, and possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose, possession of a restricted firearms and four counts of failing to comply with conditions.

He appeared in Dryden court today.





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