Sykesville * Eldersburg * Gamber

SOUTHEAST --

October 28, 1992

Authorities seek escapee from Springfield Hospital

A committed patient at Springfield State Hospital managed to escape and elude hospital security officers, Maryland State Police on the ground and a searching helicopter yesterday.

The man, described as 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighing about 200 pounds, was wearing blue jeans, a gray hooded sweat shirt and white tennis shoes.

He was discovered missing by hospital authorities about 11:15 a.m.

Police said the escapee was seen in the area of Carrolltowne Mall on Liberty Road, about a mile from the hospital, but searchers were unable to locate him.

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