Gangs Storm Haiti’s Main Jail, Prisoners Escape

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An unknown number of inmates have escaped after armed gangs stormed the main prison in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince on Saturday evening, according to the French embassy and local media.

“This Saturday evening, bandits stormed the national penitentiary in Port-au-Prince and allowed several inmates to escape,” the French embassy said in a note sent to AFP.

“Pending clarification of the situation, the Embassy of France advises against all travel in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area,” it said.

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