An 18-year-old prisoner is in custody after escaping police for over two hours late Wednesday night.
Maiya Klengenberg, from Yellowknife, is facing charges of escape lawful custody, a news release said.
The incident began when Klengenberg was taken from the Yellowknife detachment to the Stanton Territorial Hospital for medical treatment.
About 11:10 p.m., as she was being escorted out of the hospital to return to the Yellowknife detachment, she escaped.
A search began with support from additional officers and the NT RCMP Police Dog Services, a news release said.
Police found Klengenberg hiding in a yard downtown around 1:45 a.m.
She was taken into custody and escorted back to the hospital to be treated for a non-life threatening injury sustained during her arrest by Police Dog Services, a news release said.
Klengenberg was then brought to the Yellowknife detachment where she awaits her court appearance for Thursday, May 21.
The Yellowknife detachment said in a news release it is conducting an incident review of the incident.
Klengenberg was first arrested in March in connection to an armed robbery at a Circle K. She faces charges of robbery, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and failure to comply.