A prisoner who is considered to be armed and dangerous escaped custody of a security guard at Inova Fairfax Hospital early Monday morning.
Multiple police agencies are searching for the man, identified as Wossen Assaye. He is a 6-foot black male weighing about 170 pounds and wearing a hospital gown and no shoes, according to Fairfax County Police.
Police believe Assaye is now traveling in a gray 2008 Hyundai Elantra last seen at Monterey Drive and Route 236. It has Virginia tags XTU-5024.
Witness says Assaye stole car from this home and nearly ran down homeowner escaping pic.twitter.com/uyw0ApqPqC
— John Domen (@JDonWNEW) March 31, 2015
Previously, WNEW’s John Domen reports, Assaye was in a stolen silver 2002 Toyota Camry that had been parked near the hospital.
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