SEATTLE, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- A sex offender who fled Canada has been found living on the streets of Seattle and was told to register as a sex offender or be arrested.
Michael Sean Stanley, 48, cut off his ankle monitor and fled Edmonton, Alberta, Oct. 1 and was traced to Seattle on Thursday, The Seattle Times reported.
Authorities in the United States said they do not have any reason to arrest Stanley, but told him if he does not register as a sex offender within three days, he will be taken into custody.
"Having him register is the most we can do at this point," said Deputy U.S. Marshal Jack Williams, who said Stanley is living on the streets and "considered transient at this time."
Stanley, a U.S. citizen, was released from prison in Edmonton. At that time, police released a notice to residents, describing Stanley as an "untreated violent and sexual offender who poses a risk of significant harm to the community." The notice said Stanley has a "27-year history of committing nighttime break and enters."