Police report inmate released properly and did not ‘escape’ from police custody
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The North Bay Police Service (NBPS) says incorrect information about an inmate release is circulating on social media.
Police report an inmate at the North Bay Jail was properly released on Saturday after serving their sentence.
The individual was not being held in relation to any crimes committed in North Bay.
The police service says the individual was also wanted on warrants in other Ontario jurisdictions, but was not apprehended on those warrants after release.
They also say that after release, the individual was never in the custody of the North Bay Police Service, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), or any other Police Service in Ontario.
They say contrary to claims on social media, the individual was never being transported by members of the NBPS, OPP, or any other Police Service in Ontario.
North Bay Police say the individual is not wanted by their service and there is no threat to public safety.