The Pas RCMP has located and arrested Xander Tardiff without incident and is now in police custody.

Officers continue to look for Kelly Castel and request anyone with information, in relation to his whereabouts, to contact the RCMP in The Pas at (204)627-6200.

Remain cautious, as Castel has a history of violence and should not be approached if seen.


Manitoba RCMP continues to search for a pair of inmates that escaped from The Pas Correctional Centre early Monday evening. 

RCMP say they received a report of three missing inmates at around 6:45 p.m. Police flooded the area, and at 8:05 p.m., one of the escaped inmates was located and safely taken into custody.

19-year-old Xander Tardiff and 21-year-old Kelly Castel are still at large and are considered dangerous and a risk to the public.

The Pas and surrounding communities can expect an increased police presence as well as roadblocks in the area as the search continues.

Tardiff is described as 5'11" and 180 pounds. Castel is described as 5'9" and 135 pounds. 

Both have a history of violence and should not be approached.

An Alert Ready message was sent to residents in The Pas, Flin Flon and surrounding areas. The Saskatchewan RCMP also issued a Sask Alert message to residents in Creighton, Saskatchewan, and nearby areas.

Manitoba RCMP also asked residents of The Pas and Flin Flon to lock their doors and windows. 

Police say that Tardiff may attempt to harm individuals known to him.  

Anyone with information on their current whereabouts is asked to call The Pas RCMP immediately at 204-627-6200.