Police seek patient who escaped from psychiatric hospital

Police seek patient who escaped from psychiatric hospital
James Wallace

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Authorities said a patient being treated at Summit Behavioral Healthcare, a state psychiatric hospital, has escaped and is being sought by police.

According to the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services, 32-year-old James Wallace was granted a pass to visit siblings following the death of a family member. He was accompanied by a case manager when he fled on foot around 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

Wallace is described as 5'11", 140 pounds, brown eyes, brown hair and a full beard. He was wearing a white long sleeve shirt, khaki pants, socks and sandals.

If you see him you're asked to contact the Cincinnati Police Department at 513-765-1212.

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