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Mental Health Patient Escapes From Courthouse, Turns Self In [UPDATED]

Albany Country Sheriffs are on the hunt for 43-year-old George Siddon who is a mental health patient that walked out of the county courthouse earlier today. He was not in criminal custody at the time and was visiting the courthouse for a mental evaluation.

Siddon is considered to be dangerous and prone to violence. Police say he “could be a danger to himself and others.”

So how does a mental health patient get away? Survalence video shows Siddon’s Albany Medical Center handler was on their cellphone at the time he made his “escape”.

Siddon is described as

  • White male
  • 5’11″
  • 215 pounds
  • Wearing a dark t-shirt
  • navy/gray knee-length shorts and sneakers

If you have any information on his whereabouts, please call the Albany County Sheriffs Department at 518-765-2352

[News 10]

 

 

UPDATED: 3:45 pm, August 15th

CBS6 is reporting that George Siddon has turned himself in at the medical center he was registered to.

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