"Dangerous" Man Escaped From Maryland Hospital, Turns Himself In

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    Tony Tull reports.

    A man police characterized as dangerous escaped from Washington Adventist Hospital about 9:20 p.m. Wednesday has been located.

    27-year-old Clayton Mollenhoff turned himself into a Rockville facility today.

    Previously, police suggested anyone who saw him should use extreme caution. "He has some issues with paranoia, a history of violence,” said Cathy Plevy of Takoma Park police. “He's been suicidal. He's a user of drugs and alcohol. And he's been very aggressive in the past towards police officers."

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    Shomari Stone reports.

    Mollenhoff’s criminal record includes charges of assault, burglaries, and drugs and disorderly conduct.

    "He has escaped in the past several times,” Plevy said. “He apparently has a lot of extensive training in martial arts. So keeping him restrained has been a bit of a challenge. He's out there. He needs help. He needs to go back to the Washington Adventist Hospital."

    Stay with News4 and NBCWashington.com as this story develops.