APPLE VALLEY – At about 5:50 p.m. dispatch received a report that a male subject threatened hospital staff and patients at St. Mary’s Hospital. The subject, according to scanner traffic, became upset subsequently pointing a large knife at a hospital employee when she told him to stay in bed. He got up and left the hospital wearing his gown, jeans and white Nikes.
A Sheriff’s helicopter was called to assist in the search for the male subject, that was last seen near apartments in the 18300 block of Taloga Road no longer in the hospital gown, but wearing the leads from the heart monitor. The suspect is described as a 6’ tall, black male adult, 35-40 years of age, with several cross tattoos.
The suspect has a criminal history, which includes several drug related convictions and deputies believe he suffers from mental illness. Deputies are still conducting a ground search for the subject as of 6:50 p.m.