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Monday, February 29, 2016

Police seek escapee from mental hospital

A patient who escaped out of a window from the Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute, located at 3302 Gallows Road, in Falls Church. He “has been known to exhibit violent behavior,” the Fairfax County Police Department reports; “please exercise caution and do not approach him.”

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.

The FCPD is assisting the Virginia State Police in searching for Marshall. A detention order has been issued for his immediate apprehension and return. He had been placed there after assaulting a deputy in Loudoun County and pleading mental illness. This was the fourth time he escaped; the previous times he went to Maryland.

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. 

1 comment:

  1. Isn't he being supervised? How come no one knows what he was wearing?