**Updated** Escaped Nova Scotia inmate now in custody

RCMP

**Updated at 11:30 a.m.**

The Nova Scotia RCMP say an inmate who had been on the run for more than 12 hours was recaptured this morning.

In a tweet at around 10:20 a.m. Saturday, police said Kevin Edward Clarke-McNeil had been apprehended.

They said Clarke-McNeil escaped the Northeast Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Pictou County on foot at 8:43 p.m. Friday and evaded officers overnight.

In a release Friday night, the Department of Justice said Clarke-McNeil, who is originally from Ontario, was on remand at the facility on several charges, including attempted murder, unlawful confinement, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and restricting/obstructing a peace officer.

He had been at the facility since December 2019.

Mark Furey, Minister of Justice and Attorney General for Nova Scotia said in a release after Clarke-McNeil's apprehension, "I would like to thank law enforcement for their efforts in apprehending this individual, and the public for their co-operation in providing information and tips."

Correctional Services will conduct a full review of the incident.

RCMP say more details will be released later Saturday.