UPDATE: Dustin Racette was arrested on August 29 and is back in custody.
Earlier: RCMP are searching for a prisoner who fled from a hospital in Dauphin on Wednesday.
According to a news release, at approximately 11:40 pm, Dauphin RCMP received a report that a prisoner had just escaped from the custody of Manitoba corrections officers.
Dustin Racette, 34, from Dauphin, assaulted then ran from corrections officers as he was being treated at the hospital.
An immediate search of the area failed to locate Racette as he may have been picked up in a nearby waiting vehicle.
Racette is described as 5’9″, 210 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing grey sweatpants and a grey sweatshirt.
He is charged with Escaping Lawful Custody, Assault with a Weapon, and Assault a Police Officer with a Weapon. A warrant for his arrest has been issued.
Police continue to investigate.
RCMP say the public should not approach Racette, as he may become violent.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Dauphin RCMP at (204) 622-5020, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or submit a secure tip online at manitobacrimestoppers.com.