Transcript for 2nd Psychiatric Hospital Escapee Captured
To the breaking news overnight. The accused murderer who escaped from a psychiatric hospital captured after days on the run. A community on edge now finally able to exhale and ABC's Jim Avila is on the story from Spokane, Washington. Jim, good morning to you. Reporter: Good morning, Dan. A collective sigh of relief here in the pacific northwest as this dangerous and unpredictable fugitive is find hiding in a pile of leaves, dehydrated and cold giving up without a fight. Overnight authorities capturing escapee Anthony Garver. We developed a game plan starting last night and kept that game plan in motion. Reporter: Garver, a psychiatric patient at western state hospital outside Seattle, is accused of murder, was last seen at the psychtric hospital on Wednesday at 6:00 P.M. By 8:50 that night a security camera shows the fugitive buying a greyhound ticket in Seattle. Early Thursday morning he arrived in Spokane and traveled to his parents' home. At 3:30 in the afternoon his parents report him to law enforcement, but when they arrive Garver was already gone. At 8:15 Friday night after canine units were alerted to a scent near Garver's parents' home, authorities moved into the area where they found him dehydrated, unarmed and in need of medical attention. We found him hiding under a pile of debris. Reporter: Garver, a dangerous psychiatric patient and accused murderer seen in this surveillance video meeting his alleged victim in a McDonald's. Authorities say he later gagged her and stabbed her 24 times. State officials reveal Friday a third patient has gone missing from that same psychiatric hospital. That patient left the facility Wednesday with an escorted group but he didn't return. His whereabouts are still unknown. But it is Garver authorities feared the most, a survivalist, the local sheriff calls a domestic terrorist and they'd feared he had access to heavy weapons. He had threatened federal judges before. This morning he's being treated for dehydration at a local hospital, and he'll be sent back to that psych ward. Cecilia. Okay, Jim, thank you.
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