Prison escapee Graham John Enniss, 38, is in police custody after an extensive police operation near Risdon Vale this morning.
Acting Commander Jason Elmer said that Enniss was taken into custody in bushland behind Risdon Vale behind Downhams Road about 11.40am today.
No injuries were reported. Enniss was not armed at the time of his arrest.
Significant police resources, including the Westpac Rescue Helicopter and drones, were used in the search for Enniss in the wider Risdon Vale area overnight.
“Police also conducted foot searches using specialist and uniform personnel, as well as maintained a lockdown of vehicles in Risdon Vale area using road blocks.
Acting Commander Elmer thanked the wider Risdon Vale and Geilston Bay communities for their patience and understanding during the operation.
“Assistance from the public was critical and we’d like to thank everyone for their cooperation,” he said.