WA prisoner back in custody after three-hour escape

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.

Johnathan Fraser Sedman was recaptured three hours after escaping from Fremantle Hospital. Source: AAP

Sedman was recaptured hours later, with detectives interviewing several others over the escape.

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.

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