Investigators say 23 year old Christopher Norris was being treated at Grady General Hospital Wednesday night when he got loose and took off running through town.
Local authorities along with K-9 units and officers from other agencies finally nabbed him four hours later when he was found laying near train tracks in Cairo.
"While we were affecting arrest on him the train was coming and given the situation and all we decided we were gonna let the train pass but the engineer observed what was going on and actually stopped the train, said Grady County Investigator Steve Clark.
Authorities say Norris, was serving time for probation violation, but now he faces several other charges.
He is currently back at Grady General Hospital