Inmate Escapes Police Custody in Toronto Hospital

The escape prompted the Toronto Police Department to conduct a professional standards review.

Toronto police are searching for an inmate who escaped from Mount Sinai Hospital March 15.

Andrew Smith, 36, was last seen escaping through the hospital’s front doors around 7 a.m., reports

Smith had been arrested March 7 and charged with threatening death and weapons dangerous after police say he threatened a University of Toronto security officer with a knife.

RELATED: Police Shoot Bank Robber Suspect in Fla. Hospital

Police say Smith was taken to Toronto’s Mount Sinai after complaining of medical issues. He fled after receiving treatment, although police are not yet revealing the details of his escape.

“There is a professional standards review underway and it will look at the officers’ actions and the overall processing providing these types of escorts,” Constable Jeniffer Sidhu said.

Police have described Smith as 5-11, 130 pounds with a receding brown hairline and glasses.

Sidhu said Smith is considered dangerous and police are asking for the public to contact them if they have any details of his whereabouts.

Smith’s escape comes after another prisoner escaped police custody at Toronto General Hospital in January. That man was recaptured after an anonymous tip was submitted to police.

Read Next: Ambulance Stolen by Psychiatric Patient at Ala. Hospital

If you appreciated this article and want to receive more valuable industry content like this, click here to sign up for our FREE digital newsletters!

Leading in Turbulent Times: Effective Campus Public Safety Leadership for the 21st Century

This new webcast will discuss how campus public safety leaders can effectively incorporate Clery Act, Title IX, customer service, “helicopter” parents, emergency notification, town-gown relationships, brand management, Greek Life, student recruitment, faculty, and more into their roles and develop the necessary skills to successfully lead their departments. Register today to attend this free webcast!

Get Our Newsletters
Campus Safety Conference promo