Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Parole Board of Canada Denies Edmonton Hostage Taker's Appeal for Release

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Parole Board of Canada Denies Edmonton Hostage Taker's Appeal for Release

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Edmonton hostage taker to remain in custody

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ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - A man who took nine people hostage at gunpoint in Edmonton has lost a Parole Board of Canada appeal for release from custody.

Patrick Clayton is serving an 11-year sentence for hostage-taking, pointing a firearm and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose in relation to a 2009 incident at the Workers' Compensation Board office.

Clayton was granted day parole in November 2015 but that was revoked this May after he was found to be deceitful and manipulative, that he breached his curfew and was exhibiting impulsivity and poor decision making.

After being returned to prison, the board says Clayton admitted to using prescription and street drugs to mitigate mental health issues and was also engaging in a relationship with a sex worker. …

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