(Robert Gray/Sidney RCMP)

A man who was deemed a missing person last week was the subject of a large police search in Saanich Wednesday afternoon.

Saanich Police and officers with the integrated police dog team were searching for Robert Gray, a man wanted on a mental-health warrant who they say poses a danger to himself and others.

Shortly after 1:30 p.m. today, a large number officers flooded the area of McKenzie Avenue and Quadra Street searching for Gray.

He was spotted by officers several times but fled the area and was seen running through backyards on McBriar and Ambassador Avenue. He was last seen around 3:30 p.m. in the area of Greenridge Crescent and Quadra Street.

“There are significant concerns for his mental well-being,” said Const. Markus Anastasiades said.

Gray is described as a 30-year-old Caucasian male, standing 5’10’ tall and weighing about 170 pounds with long blonde curly hair in a high pony tail and blue eyes.

Police said he was last seen wearing a blue sweatshirt and dark beige pants but may be actively changing his clothing.

The public is advised to call 9-1-1 immediately if they see Gray.

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