Man who gave officers the slip at Mount Sinai arrested by police

An inmate who escaped police custody at Mount Sinai hospital a week ago has now been located and arrested by Toronto police. 

Police said Andrew Smith, 36, was considered dangerous when he fled through the hospital's University Avenue doors on Wednesday March 15. 

Smith was being held in custody after he was arrested on March 7, accused of possessing dangerous weapons and threatening a University of Toronto security guard with death. 

He was taken to Mount Sinai after complaining of medical problems and escaped after receiving treatment.

Toronto police said they arrested Smith at King Street West and Charlotte Street on Thursday thanks to tips from the public. 

Internal review of inmate hospital escorts

Smith's escape prompted an internal review of the officers' actions and the overall process for providing hospital escorts to people in custody.

A similar incident happened earlier this year when a 39-year-old man escaped police custody at Toronto General Hospital.

He was later recaptured after a member of the public tipped off police.