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Posted: April 07, 2016

2 'dangerous' patients escape from psychiatric hospital in Washington state

By KIRO-TV – Seattle

LAKEWOOD, Wash. —

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Police are searching for two patients who escaped from Western State Hospital in Lakewood, Washington, on Wednesday night.

According to Lakewood police, Mark Alexander Adams and Anthony Garver, whose real last name is Burke, were last seen at the hospital's dining hall at 6 p.m. They were discovered missing at 7:30 p.m.

Police believe they escaped through a loose window in their room. 

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Police said the hospital considers the two men dangerous to others.

Garver is white, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, 250 pounds with long curly brown hair and a beard/mustache. He was last seen wearing a brown faded sweatshirt and orange jail flip-flops. According to police, Garver had been charged with first-degree murder in 2013 and was found not competent to stand trial. 

Adams is white, 6 feet tall, 210 pounds with long blond hair. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and grey shorts. Authorities said Adams was sent to the hospital to receive treatment on an assault/domestic violence arrest in 2014. He was found not competent to stand trial. 

Police believe the two left together or may have obtained transportation.

Anyone who sees Garver or Adams should not attempt to contact them and call 911.

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BREAKING: Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for two patients who escaped from Western State Hospital...

Posted by KIRO 7 News on Wednesday, April 6, 2016

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