D.C. Detainee Kenneth Clayton Recaptured After Escape From NW Psychiatric Institute

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The man who escaped from a D.C. psychiatric institute Monday has been recaptured.

Kenneth Clayton had been detained at the Psychiatric Institute of Washington in Northwest D.C. after allegedly assaulting a police officer

He was charged with simple assault, assault on a police officer, possession of unregistered ammunition and being a fugitive. 

Just after 10:30 a.m. Monday, Clayton escaped the facility, located in the 4200 block of Wisconsin Avenue NW, said a release from D.C.'s deputy mayor for public safety.

Clayton was arrested Friday in Manassas, Virginia, by members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Details of his capture were not immediately available.

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