'Boozing Barber' caught in Winnipeg

Winnipeg police say they arrested a 72-year-old convicted killer nicknamed the Boozing Barber at a local hotel Wednesday night.

After a two-day search through Western Canada, police arrested a 72-year-old convicted killer nicknamed the Boozing Barber at a Winnipeg hotel on Wednesday night.

A spokesperson for the force said officers took Gilbert Paul Jordan into custody without incident.

Authorities issued a Canada-wide warrant for Jordan this week. He had been ordered to stay on Vancouver Island as part of the terms of his release from jail in Victoria last week, but disappeared.

Jordan is known for plying women with alcohol until they succumb to alcohol poisoning.

In 1988, he was convicted of manslaughter in the death of Vancouver resident Vanessa Buckner, who died in a Downtown Eastside hotel room after drinking with him.

The judge in the case described Jordan as "a predator who used alcohol as his deadly instrument of choice."

Buckner was one of seven women who died of alcohol poisoning while drinking with Jordan over the course of 20 years.

The retired barber has been in and out of jail more than a dozen times since his original manslaughter conviction, for breaching his probation by drinking in the company of women.