Mental patient briefly escapes Phoenixville Hospital during transport

PHOENIXVILLE — While officials were trying to transport a mental health patient into an ambulance at Phoenixville Hospital, he escaped and ran up Route 29, disrupting Phoenixville High School’s girls’ soccer practice.

The escape occurred around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday.

He allegedly ran onto the field where the students were practicing under their coach’s supervision.

Phoenixville Police quickly responded and took the man, who was reportedly only wearing a hospital gown, into custody. He allegedly struggled with police before he was successfully detained.


His identity was not released but police were able to return him for treatment.

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