Arrestee Escaped D.C. Psych Unit Through Back Door

More details have been released in the escape of a man who had been taken to the Psychiatric Institute of Washington after being arrested on charges of assaulting an officer, having unregistered ammunition and being a fugitive from justice.

The D.C. Department of Corrections says that Kenneth Clayton escaped Monday after going through initial processing at the Psychiatric Institute, in Northwest Washington. Clayton was moved to a locked area of the facility where uniformed personnel aren't allowed for medical privacy protocols.

Shortly after being taken there, the corrections department says Clayton fled through a back-door exit of the restricted wing.

Corrections officers searched the surrounding area soon after but couldn't find Clayton, who remains loose.

Local and federal agencies are actively searching for Clayton.

Clayton is described as bald, six feet, two inches tall, weighing 208 pounds, and with tattoos on his forearms. He was wearing a blue T-shirt and blue or black pants.

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