Dauphin RCMP on the hunt for prisoner after hospital escape

A prisoner who was being treated at Dauphin’s hospital escaped from custody Wednesday night, according to the RCMP.Police said the prisoner, 34-year-old Dustin Joseph Racette, assaulted corrections officers and fled.A search of the area failed to locate Racette, and police said he may have been picked up by a vehicle waiting nearby.Racette is facing charges of escaping lawful custody, assault with a weapon, and assaulting a police officer with a weapon.Story continues below

READ MORE: Suspects on the run — Famous Canadian RCMP manhunts for fugitivesHe’s described as five feet nine inches tall and 210 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing grey sweatpants and a grey sweatshirt.Police said the public should not approach Racette, as he may become violent.Anyone with information is asked to call Dauphin RCMP at 204-622-5020 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or submit a secure tip online at manitobacrimestoppers.com.Dauphin #rcmpmb seeking public assistance in locating 34yo Dustin Racette who escaped lawful custody at Dauphin hospital. Last seen wearing grey sweat pants & grey sweat shirt. Have info? Call Dauphin RCMP @ 204-622-5020 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 https://t.co/ojUC2FmYne pic.twitter.com/GUQkjMlwcs— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) August 15, 2019
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