170 Escape Barefoot From Haiti Jail

More than 170 people have escaped from a jail in Haiti, most of them barefoot. Inmates at the Arcahaie prison—30 miles north of the capital Port-au-Prince—stole five firearms, leading to a gunfight in which an inmate and a guard were killed, Justice Minister Camille Edouard said. Three other prisoners were wounded. United Nations peacekeepers joined Haitian officials’ efforts to find the escaped inmates. At least eleven were captured after police set up checkpoints for roads surrounding the prison.