Stephen Ellison

Escaped Psychiatric Patient Recaptured After Being Hit on I-580 in San Leandro

A patient who escaped from a psychiatric facility in San Leandro was back in custody late Thursday after being struck by a vehicle going 65 mph on an East Bay freeway, according to the Alameda County Sheriff's Office.

The patient, identified Friday as Dorian Mulder, 24, was on a 72-hour hold at John George Psychiatric Pavilion in San Leandro when he fled at about 6:20 p.m., sheriff's officials said. The 24-year-old headed to Fairmont Hospital, where he tried to carjack a vehicle with a teen inside waiting for his parents, a sheriff's spokesman said.

Mulder crashed the car into a garbage truck in the hospital parking lot and fled on foot. He then tried unsuccessfully to carjack another vehicle, biting the driver in the process, sheriff's officials said.

Mulder ran into a homeless encampment then onto Interstate 580, where he got hit by a vehicle traveling about 65 mph, sheriff's officials said.

He survived the crash and continued to run before authorities caught up to him and took him into custody.

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