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UPDATE: Search Continues for Rusk State Hospital Escapee

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UPDATE: RUSK (KYTX)- The search continues for the Rusk State Hospital escapee. 

Rusk Police Department received a call at 9:40 p.m., May 29 from Rusk State Hospital that Joshua Lee Simmons, 27, escaped the hospital, Rusk Police Department tells CBS 19. 

The leave was unauthorized. 


RUSK (KYTX)- Between Wednesday night around 10 p.m. and Thursday morning around 9 a.m., a patient escaped the Rusk State Hospital.

The nurse went into the patient's room and discovered the patient was missing. 

The hospital staff immediately called Rusk Police Department. 

The patient has not returned, Director of Media Relations of the Texas Department of State Health Services Kerry Williams tells CBS 19. 

More details to come as the search continues.
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