Correctional Service Canada said Nikki Alfonso escaped from the Eagle Women's Lodge on Sunday. (Source: Correctional Service Canada)

An inmate has escaped from the Eagle Women’s Lodge in Winnipeg.

Correctional Service Canada said Nikki Alfonso, 31, was observed by staff leaving the premises of the multi-level security women’s healing lodge around 10:10 p.m. Sunday.

The CSC said it immediately contacted the Winnipeg Police Service, and a warrant for her arrest was issued.

Alfonso is currently serving a sentence of four years and six months for a number of charges, including assault with a weapon and material benefitting from sexual services.

The CSC described Alfonso as five feet four inches tall, and weighing about 170 pounds. She has brown eyes, brown hair, and a tattoo of black stars near her right eye.

Anyone with information on Alfonso’s whereabouts is asked to contact police.