Staff notice Michael Marshall, 33, was missing from the facility around 6 p.m. on Feb. 29. He could be on foot in the Annandale and Falls Church area near the mental health center, which is adjacent to Inova Fairfax Hospital, but also has ties in Centreville and Sterling.
Marshall is described as black, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, 235 pounds, with black hair and glasses. It is not known what he is wearing. Anyone with information is urged the police non-emergency number, 703-691-2131.
The Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute provides short-term care to adults in need of acute psychiatric treatment.
UPDATE: Marshall was apprehended in Loudoun County March 3, FCPD reports. He is in custody and the Virginia State Police is handling the case.