RCMP in The Pas have arrested a man — again — who escaped from hospital Thursday afternoon.
Police said they were called to help a man in distress around 3:20 p.m. and found that the man had multiple warrants out for his arrest, including some for violent crimes. He was arrested and taken to hospital for a medical assessment.
While the man was waiting for a doctor that evening, police said, he asked to go to the washroom, but suddenly made a dash for the door and escaped the hospital. The last time officers saw him, he was headed northbound toward Fischer Avenue.
The man, 26-year-old Rodney St. Gelais, was handcuffed at the time.
RCMP said he was safely located Friday afternoon.