Police search for armed prisoner after hospital escape

Mar 31, 2015 6:47 AM by Cheryl Wengren

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) - A hospital in suburban Washington is locked down this morning and roads in the area are closed as police search for a prisoner who escaped with a private security officer's gun.

Police in Northern Virginia say Wossen Assaye (WOH'-sen ah-SY'-ay) was shoeless and wearing a hospital gown when he escaped from Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church.

He's considered armed and dangerous.


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