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
- 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
UPDATED: 3:45 pm, August 15th
CBS6 is reporting that George Siddon has turned himself in at the medical center he was registered to.
Mental health patient who walked away from aide while at the courthouse has turned himself in at Albany Med @CBS6Albany
— Jennifer Lewke (@CBS6Jennifer) August 15, 2013