LAKEWOOD, Wash. – The Latest on the escape of two men from a psychiatric facility in Washington state (all times local):
Police say a bus driver is reporting a possible sighting of two men who escaped from a psychiatric facility in Washington and who authorities say pose a danger to others.
Lakewood police Lt. Chris Lawler says the driver picked up a man he believes was 28-year-old Anthony Garver around 6 Wednesday night. A couple hours later, he picked up a man he believes was 58-year-old Mark Alexander Adams. The driver told authorities Adams was interested in going to SeaTac, home to the Seattle-area's airport. Police have requested video from the transit agency.
Both men were being treated for mental illnesses by court order when they escaped on foot Wednesday night.
Garver was arrested for murder in 2013 but found not competent to stand trial.
Adams was arrested for domestic assault in 2014 but also found not competent for trial.
Two men described as dangerous have escaped from a psychiatric facility in western Washington.
Lakewood police says they escaped from Western State Hospital in Pierce County, south of Tacoma, sometime Wednesday evening.
They say 28-year-old Anthony Garver and 58-year-old Mark Alexander Adams fled on foot but may have found transportation.
Police say both men are dangerous to others. And both were being treated for mental illnesses under court commitment out of Snohomish County.
Garver — a 5-foot-8 and 250-pound white male with brown hair — was arrested for murder in 2013 but found not competent to stand trial.
Adams — a 6-foot and 210-pound white male with long blond hair — was arrested for domestic assault in 2014 but also found not competent for trial.
Police are urging anyone who spots them to keep away and contact authorities.