Winnipeg police and RCMP are looking for a man they are calling a dangerous offender.

RCMP said 36-year-old Robert Linklater disappeared from the Health Sciences Centre Thursday evening despite being under an order to stay there.

Police said they are worried about Linklater’s wellbeing because he is a vulnerable person but warned the public not to approach him as he has “violent tendencies.”

Police said the man could be headed to his hometown of Nelson House, Man., and he could be armed.

Linklater is five-foot-six and 160 pounds. According to police, he walks with a slight limp and was last seen wearing a blue parka, blue jeans and black boots.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.