Man arrested after fleeing custody at the hospital

Red Deer RCMP continue to investigate

  • May. 29, 2017 2:35 p.m.

Red Deer RCMP have arrested an adult male who fled from the hospital on foot over the weekend.

On May 27th at approximately 9:30 a.m., Red Deer RCMP arrested an adult male on outstanding warrants. Red Deer RCMP members transported the male to Red Deer Hospital to receive treatment for a pre-existing injury prior to being booked into custody.

Upon completing a medical examination the male suspect was being escorted outside by an RCMP member when he took off running. A short foot pursuit ensued and the male suspect was arrested shortly thereafter without incident. No injuries were sustained by the male suspect or RCMP members. Several RCMP members responded to the area and there is no risk to the public.

An adult male of no fixed address is currently in police custody and is facing an additional charge of escape lawful custody. The suspect’s name will not yet be released as charges have not been sworn.

Red Deer RCMP continue to investigate. Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. Those wishing to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at

– Fawcett