Patient who escaped from Poplar Springs Hospital found safe

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — Police have located the missing patient who escaped from Poplar Springs Hospital in Petersburg on Tuesday.

According to police, 27-year-old Joseph Nothnagel was found safe in Chesterfield County and returned to the facility without incident.

Nothnagel escaped from Poplar Springs Tuesday afternoon. Officials were concerned for his safety as he was possibility without his medication. He was missing for a little more than 24 hours.

According to its website, Poplar Springs Hospital provides inpatient and outpatient care to adolescents, adults, as well as active duty military and veterans suffering from psychiatric and/or substance abuse issues.

 

 

 

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