Mental Hospital Patient Escapes In Kaneohe

Published On: Dec 03 2009 05:43:52 AM HST
Updated On: Dec 03 2009 07:17:53 AM HST
David True Seal

KANEOHE, Hawaii -

Honolulu police conducted a comprehensive search Thursday night for a patient who escaped from the State Mental Hospital in Kaneohe earlier in the day.

David True Seal, 30, escaped from the facility at about 2:30 p.m., police said.

In 2001, Seal was charged with sexual assault and kidnapping. He was acquitted by reason of insanity.

Police said Seal was last spotted at about 4:15 p.m. near the entrance to the Stairway to Heaven hiking trail at Haiku Road and Kuneki Street.

Police said they are using their K-9 units and the police chopper in their search.

Anyone who sees Seal should call 911. Police urged the public to use caution and not approach the man.

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