Police say Kenneth Killer Jr. was admitted to the hospital for chest pains, but within hours he left his hospital room, physically struggled with UPMC security officers, and eventually left the hospital.
Killer was last seen running toward the Hill District.
Killer, who has an extensive criminal record, is currently serving jail time for possession with intent to deliver at the Renewal Community Corrections Center, police said.
A warrant has been issued for his arrest. Anyone with information on Killer’s whereabouts is asked to contact Pennsylvania State Police at 412-299-1607.