The mayor of Mission says he isn’t worried– even though a convicted murderer escaped from the Federal Mission Institution yesterday.
Ted Adlem says it’s the second time this year an inmate has fled the minimum-security prison.
Police have said 41-year-old Norman Riel hopped a fence and jumped into a waiting SUV.
“Am I concerned for my community, I would say no, I have great faith in the RCMP, if he was in the District of Mission he probably would have been picked up already. From what I gather, he is probably going to try to get into the States.”
Riel was serving a life sentence for the second degree murder of Patrick Pugh.
Pugh was shot in the head during a home invasion at his east Vancouver penthouse in 1994.
The mayor encourages the public to contact police if you spot Riel.