Police say high-risk sex offender Randall Hopley has been arrested in Vancouver.
A statement from police says Hopley was picked up at about 6 a.m. on the city’s Downtown Eastside and he is in custody.
The arrest ends a 10-day search for Hopley, who walked away from his Vancouver halfway house on Nov. 4., and cut off his electronic monitoring device a short time later.
At the time, police said they believed the 58-year-old was worried about an upcoming court appearance and feared he would be returned to custody.
Hopley had completed a six-year prison term for the 2011 abduction of a three-year-old boy in southeastern B.C.
He was released in 2018 and was living at the halfway house under a 10-year long-term supervision order but was arrested in January for allegedly violating conditions of the order.
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