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UPDATE: Escapee from State Hospital left Maui on flight

On Sunday, November 12, 2017, Randall Toshio Saito escaped from the Hawaii State Hospital on Oahu. Shortly after, Saito boarded a plane and traveled to Maui. His current whereabouts are unknown.

UPDATE 11/14/17 @2:30 p.m.: On Sunday, November 12, 2017, the Honolulu Police Department initiated an ESCAPE investigation after it was reported Randall Saito left the Hawaii State Hospital in Kaneohe without authorization.  Information was later received that Saito possibly fled to the island of Maui.

Detectives with the Maui Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division were able to confirm that Saito had arrived on Maui.  After reviewing video footage from the Kahului Airport, Detectives determined that on Sunday, November 12, 2017, Saito had boarded a flight which departed for California.

Detectives passed on the information to all state agencies involved in the search for Saito as well as assisting agencies in California.

UPDATE 11/14/17 @11 a.m.: Investigation reveals Saito caught a flight off the island of Maui. If you have any information, please call the Sheriff’s Department.

Saito is described as 59 years old, 6’ tall, heavy set with black hair and brown eyes. *Hair is shorter than in the picture.

Statement from the State Department of Health: The Hawaii State Hospital staff takes all escapes seriously and has safeguards in place to minimize the chances of these from occurring. A thorough investigation is now underway to gather more details to identify areas for improvement. To comply with federal and state privacy laws, the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) may not disclose information on Hawaii State Hospital patients. We are also aware of the need to support the safety of the public and per protocol, any escape is reported to law enforcement to expedite searches for patients, including the patient who escaped from the Hawaii State Hospital on Sunday.

DO NOT APPROACH OR TRY TO APPREHEND. If you have any information on Saito, please call police at (808) 244-6400 or call 911 in an emergency. You may also call the State Department of Public Safety Sheriff’s Department at (808) 587-3623.

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