11/07/2014 09:50 EST | Updated 01/07/2015 05:59 EST

Eliahs Knedsen Kent mistakenly released from Burnside jail

The Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility accidentally released a man charged with attempted murder and six other offences on Friday morning, says the province's Department of Justice.

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.