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Intense search for escaped patient on I-64

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A search for a patient from mental hospital led to an intense scene along Interstate 64 in Lexington on Friday.

The man, who a patient at Eastern State Mental Hospital, was being taken home to West Virginia by a state worker just before noon. Police say the worker pulled over, near the southern split, when the man became combative and confused. The patient then got out of the car and ran off into a field.

Multiple police officers came out to help search for the man. He was found a short time later.

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