Police are on the lookout for Eliahs Knedsen Kent, 22, who is six feet tall and weighs 145 pounds. He was wearing a red hoodie with "Cocaine" written on the front in white. He was wearing grey pants and white sneakers.
Police said he was being held on remand and facing a variety of charges, including attempted murder, home invasion, attempt to commit robbery, robbery, robbery to steal a firearm, using a firearm in the commission of an offence and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
Justice Minister Lena Diab learned about the mistake at the legislature.
"I'm angry. I'm appalled. I don't know how something this serious could happen," she said. "This individual is dangerous."
She asked the public to keep watch for the man, but not to approach him.