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Police searching for mental health patient who fled authorities twice wearing only hospital gown

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FINDLAY, OH — Area law enforcement agencies are searching for a mental health patient who fled from authorities twice on Monday.

According to the Findlay Police Department, officers were first dispatched to the Blanchard Valley Hospital emergency room around 12:50 PM, following reports that the man had fled the hospital during a mental health screening.

Authorities then searched the area, prompting a lockdown at Chamberlain Hill Elementary School as a precaution while they were conducting the search.

The man was then found by another agency later in the night and taken back to Blanchard Valley Hospital via ambulance.

Police say the man then fled again, running from the ambulance in a southwest direction, and had not been located as of Tuesday evening.

The man is described as a white male, 5’11” tall, weighing 150 pounds, with brown hair and wearing only a hospital gown at the time of his escape. Police say he also had dark paint on his face during the incident.

Although there have not yet been any threats or threatening actions to the public, police are asking anyone who sees him to stay away and call your local law enforcement agency.


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