A prisoner who escaped from guards at a Perth hospital with the help of a man brandishing a gun is back in custody.
Johnathan Fraser Sedman, 33, was under escort at Fremantle Hospital on Tuesday afternoon when a man got out of a passing car holding what was thought to be a gun to help the prisoner escape, police say.
Sedman was recaptured hours later, with detectives interviewing several others over the escape.
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It is believed Stedman was recaptured in the southern Perth suburb of Medina.
Earlier police warned people not to approach Stedman, who is considered dangerous.