Moose Jaw police have captured a suspect who escaped custody during a court appearance Tuesday.

Jamie Munroe, 20, was found in the city's downtown area, police said in a tweet.

​"He's very familiar with the area," Moose Jaw police Sgt. Cliff Froehlich told CBC News earlier in the day. "His family [is] in town and friends [are] in town, as well. So, typically, contact would be made with family or friends by the accused."

CBC News was told Munroe allegedly asked to have his shackles loosened while he was at the courthouse. When the guard approached, Munroe allegedly attacked him, took the key and fled through a back door.

Munroe had been in court on allegations that during the weekend he stole a car and caused a head-on collision.