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Police Search for Armed Prisoner After Virginia Hospital Escape

Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 06:25 AM

Police in northern Virginia locked down a hospital early Tuesday and closed area roads while they search for a prisoner they say is armed and dangerous after he escaped custody.

Fairfax County police said in their verified Twitter account that they were searching the area around Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church after the escape. The prisoner escaped the custody of a private security guard with the officer's gun, police said.

The prisoner, identified as Wossen Assaye, is wearing a hospital gown and no shoes, police said. They asked people in the area to call police with information about anything suspicious.

Local television stations showed a heavy police presence around the hospital, which is located just outside the Capital Beltway, and along major roads in the area.

Police asked hospital employees to go to a local high school to take a shuttle bus to the hospital since they cannot drive onto the property. As the morning rush got underway, police warned of traffic delays in the usually congested area.

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Police in northern Virginia locked down a hospital early Tuesday and closed area roads while they search for a prisoner they say is armed and dangerous after he escaped custody.
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Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 06:25 AM
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