In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew's devastating effects on Haiti, local police have been searching for escaped prisoners and criminals who escaped by overpowering guards in central Haiti. The prison break occurred in Arcahaie, located 30 miles north of the capital. During the prison break, one guard was reported to have been killed, several others injured. One escapee was also reported to have been killed when attempting to scale over a wall. The prison was housing 266 inmates, 172 of which escaped the compound.