Police are hunting for a dangerous man who escaped from Wakari Hospital in Dunedin.
Vincent Clayton was detained at the psychiatric unit but made a getaway just after 2:00pm on Friday.
Clayton was last seeing wearing a camouflage thermal with a black t-shirt on top and black jeans.
Police say the man should not be approached and anyone with information or possible sightings is asked to call 111.
Information can be shared anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.