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BREAKING NEWS | Police locate person who disappeared while in custody, triggering Wadley lockdown

by Mallory Wyatt | January 24, 2023 at 10:30 p.m.
A person in custody of Bowie County Sheriff's Department disappeared while being at Wadley Hospital under Emergency Detention. The Hospital is under lockdown until the person is located.

TEXARKANA, Texas -- Police have found an individual who disappeared while in emergency detention, triggering a lockdown at Wadley Regional Medical Center late Tuesday night.

Wadley Regional Medical Center was under lockdown orders while Bowie County Sheriff's Office and Texarkana Texas Police Department searched.

TTPD Public Information Officer Shawn Vaughn said that it was not believed the person was still in the hospital but that they wanted to remain on lockdown until the person was located.

"Based on what we've been told, we do not believe at this time that he is a danger to the public. We are assisting them (BCSO) with searching for him in the area." Vaughn said.

Vaughn said the person was located in Arkansas and BCSO Dispatch said the individual was located and taken back into custody shortly after the lockdown was announced.

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