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BREAKING: Police Capture Escaped Psychiatric Patient

Evergreen Park Police captured a mental patient who escaped from Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers.

captured the man who walked out of mental care unit Tuesday.

It is not known why he was considered dangerous, however "he is back at the hospital. That's all we can say about it now," according to a representative for the Evergreen Park Police Department.

Citing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HPPA), Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care CentersĀ  declined to comment.

According to WLS-TV, ABC7 Chicago, police put out a robo-call telling residents to stay inside and lock their doors. Schools that were in-session were put on lockdown.

Patch will update you as information becomes available.

Angus Macgyver December 21, 2011 at 03:43 AM
How does a dangerous person confined to the LCoM mental care unit simply walk out? - doesn’t make sense. I recall our new born child required a 911 response from EP Fire to our home in EP—they stabilized and transported to the hospital. EP Fire did a splendid job! EP also sent our family a bill for the 911 response. Does EP plan to send LCoM a bill for the police response for the escape of a violent, confined person which should not have occurred? Should the taxpayers of EP cover that cost? I suggest EP should bill LCoM’s insurance carrier for the cost.
J Carlson December 21, 2011 at 03:51 AM
Wow, thanks for letting us know what's going on in the neighborhood Renita!
Renita Young December 21, 2011 at 04:24 AM
You're VERY welcome, and thank YOU for reading Evergreen Park Patch! Have a happy holiday
Renita Young December 21, 2011 at 04:26 AM
I have absolutely no idea, but will let you know information as we find out. Thanks for reading.
Rose Duffy December 21, 2011 at 02:02 PM
Thanks to the Evergreen Police Department and District 124 for notifying the parents and schools. The children's safety comes first and I think the Police Department did a great job of getting the word out.

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