A male youth is in custody following an incident at Ashley Youth Detention Centre tonight.
Police responded to a report of a youth allegedly escaping custody at the centre near Deloraine about 7.15pm.
Police quickly responded and located the youth hiding in bushes nearby a short time later.
Investigations into the incident are underway.
Anyone with information should contact Deloraine Police on 131444 or report anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or crimestopperstas.com.au