A patient who reportedly escaped from a nearby psychiatric facility was successfully apprehended by San Diego police officers late Sunday night, September 27.

Police dispatchers first reported that the patient was sighted on the 4000 block of 52nd Street near University Avenue in City Heights just before 10:30 p.m. The escapee tried to evade incoming police units by running back and forth near University Avenue between 52nd Street and Shiloh Road. According to police radio chatter, the man was jumping fences in order to avoid being caught by authorities.

In a short amount of time, police formed a perimeter around the area. The man — whose description was not disclosed — was again spotted by police as he was heading west toward Shiloh. As he abruptly reversed course and jumped another fence, a police officer was able to apprehend the escapee. He was taken into custody without any reports of further incident.

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