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UPDATE: Chattanooga Police searching for escapee from Moccasin Bend

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - Chattanooga Police K9 units have been dispatched to Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute where officers are searching for a person who escaped from the facility. 

The person is described as a white male, around 48-years old, wearing a gray sweatshirt with a green shirt wrapped around his waist. 

Dispatch tells Channel 3 that the person is on a legal hold from Bradley County. 


A spokesperson with Tennessee's Department of Mental Health and Substances Abuse Services tells Channel 3 that staff members immediately notified local law enforcement of the escape and are cooperating fully with the authorities handling the investigation. And they are working to determine if they can prevent this type of event from happening in the future. 


We will continue to update this story as information becomes available. 



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