Hutt Valley Police are appealing for the public’s help to locate Donald Keepa who has a warrant for his arrest.
The 38-year-old is wanted for escaping custody after an incident at Hutt Hospital this morning.
He was last seen in Avalon near Kennedy Good Bridge and State Highway 2.
Keepa is 172cm tall, medium build, with distinctive tattoos on his neck.
Police are actively searching for him.
Inspector James Mckay says that Keepa is not considered dangerous to the general public, but should not be approached and anyone who sees him should report any sightings of him or information on his whereabouts to Police on 111.
Alternatively information can be provided via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.