Deputies apprehend escaped Behavioral Health Division patient

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Sheriff's deputies apprehended a 27-year-old Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division (BHD) patient who fled from a private transportation van Thursday, May 23rd.

According to police, the man fled from the private transportation van when it stopped at 76th and Burleigh. The man was being conveyed from St. Joseph’s Hospital back to BHD by Able Access Van Services, a non-secure transport company.

Multiple deputies responded to the area, and through their search and investigation, had the patient back in custody just after 2:00 a.m.

There have been 40 escapes from BHD since 2011.