Escaped patient still missing from Springfield

November 01, 1992

A patient who escaped from Springfield State Hospital last Tuesday was still missing late Friday, according to Michael Golden, a spokesman for the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

The man, described as 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighing 200 pounds, reportedly left the hospital about 11:45 a.m. dressed in blue jeans, a gray hooded sweat shirt and white tennis shoes.

It is unclear how he left the hospital without detection.

Residents of the nearby Carrolltowne development reported that house in the 1600 block of Andylin Way was ransacked the day of the escape, clothes were stolen from the house and a Springfield uniform was found there.

Hospital officials have steadfastly refused to release information on whether the committed patient should be considered dangerous.

State police searched the area after he was allegedly sighted in nearby Eldersburg, but could not find him. Police said they are still searching for the man.

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