Man Flees From Authorities After Escaping From Hospital in Watford City

A man fled from authorities in Watford City after escaping from the McZenzie County Hospital late this morning.

Watford City Police say the man was brought to the hospital after a car crash around 10:30 am. The man had several outstanding warrants and was wanted by border patrol.

He fled the hospital and police say he is believed to have returned to the Killdeer area where he was previously staying.

The emergency manager issued an alert notifying people in the area about 12:30 pm this afternoon.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol and Border Patrol are working jointly on the investigation. The man is still wanted and authorities haven't released any information about the man's identity.