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Police in Haiti say they have captured the kidnapper said to be behind mass prison breakout

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Pedestrians walk past a watch tower of the main prison in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, Monday, August 11, 2014. An attack on the prison on the outskirts of the capital to free the son of a prominent businessman being held on kidnapping charges resulted in the escape of 329, officials said Monday. Police were searching throughout the country for the escaped prisoners and have also asked for help from Interpol as well as authorities in the neighboring Dominican Republic and nearby Jamaica because some of the men may have fled abroad, National Police Chief Godson Orleus said in a news conference in Port-au-Prince. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery) (The Associated Press)

Officials in Haiti say police have re-captured an alleged kidnapper believed to be responsible for a mass breakout over the weekend at a prison on the outskirts of the capital.

Police and government officials say Clifford Brandt was captured at a town on Haiti's border with the Dominican Republic. A spokesman for the prime minister says Brandt was arrested with two other prisoners Tuesday.

Spokesman Ed Lozama says the men tried to escape but were quickly captured and are being taken to Port-au-Prince.

Brandt is the son of a prominent Haitian businessman. He had been awaiting trial at the prison in Croiz-des-Bouquets on kidnapping charges since 2012. Gunmen stormed the prison Sunday and nearly 330 prisoners escaped. Most remain at large.