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Psych Hospital Escapee Visited His Parents

More details emerge about 'dangerous' Anthony Garver

(Newser) - Authorities may be closing in on an alleged murderer who escaped from a Washington state psychiatric hospital: Officials say Anthony Garver's mom called 911 around 3:30pm Thursday after her son visited his parents' home near Spokane, reports NBC News . Garver fled before SWAT officers, K-9 units, and helicopters... More »

'Dangerous' Escapee From Psych Facility at Large

A second man who escaped has been caught

(Newser) - Two dangerous patients escaped from a psychiatric hospital in Washington state on Wednesday, though one of them was captured Thursday amid an intense manhunt. Anthony Garver and Mark Alexander Adams broke out of Western State Hospital around 6pm Wednesday, possibly through a loose window in their room. Police picked up... More »

Psychiatric Patient Opens Fire, Is Shot by Doctor

Patient killed his caseworker before being shot at facility near Philadelphia

(Newser) - Police near Philadelphia say a psychiatric patient opened fire inside his doctor's office today, killing his caseworker and injuring the doctor—but the doctor then pulled a gun of his own and shot the patient three times, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer . The patient was in critical condition, while the... More »

Complaints, Suicide Fail to Close Mental Health Center

Doctor in charge isn't accredited, or a doctor, CNN alleges

(Newser) - Jessica Palmer was suffering from mental illness and drug addiction when her parents sent her to the Adolescent Family Institute of Colorado—but she didn't get the help they were hoping she would there. Instead the staff there told her that her parents didn't love her, that she... More »

Woman Held Against Will in Psych Ward Is Freed

Christina Schumacher was there 5 weeks after husband murdered their son

(Newser) - A judge in Vermont has ordered that a grieving mother held against her will in a psychiatric hospital for more than five weeks can go free, reports the Burlington Free Press . The case of Christina Schumacher, 48, made national headlines given the circumstances: Her estranged husband committed suicide after killing... More »

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