10/18/2012 10:51 EDT | Updated 12/18/2012 05:12 EST

Escaped CAMH patient sought by police

Toronto police are searching for a man they say is a danger to the public.

Omar Ahmed Hassan, 24, escaped from the Centre of Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) on Queen Street West Wednesday afternoon.

Police say he's a member of the Toronto street gang Sick Thugs and has a history of violent criminal activity.

Hassan is described as black, with curly black hair and brown eyes.

He was last seen wearing a "Sean John" T-shirt, red jogging pants and a pair of black Nike high top shoes.