Dauphin RCMP are searching for a prisoner who escaped custody while being treated at the hospital Wednesday evening.
Dustin Joseph Racette, 34, assaulted and then ran from corrections officers while being treated at the Dauphin hospital.
An immediate search of the area by corrections and RCMP failed to locate Racette as he may have been picked up in a nearby waiting vehicle.
Racette is described as five-nine and 210 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing grey sweat pants and a grey sweat shirt.
Racette is facing charges of escaping lawful custody, assault with a weapon and assaulting a peace officer with a weapon. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.
RCMP are asking the public not to approach Racette as he may become violent.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Racette is asked to contact Dauphin RCMP at 204-622-5020 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.