Authorities find Hawaii psychiatric hospital escapee in California

A man who allegedly killed a woman decades ago escaped from a Hawaii psychiatric hospital and was captured in California, according to ABC News.

The Honolulu Police Department said Randall Saito left the Hawaii State Hospital in Kaneohe Sunday morning and did not come back.

Following the escape, police said Mr. Saito took a taxi to Honolulu, then took a private flight to Maui, where he boarded another flight to San Jose, Calif., according to the report.

In the report, the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office said Mr. Saito was arrested in Stockton, Calif., Wednesday morning "as the result of a tip received from an alert taxi cab driver."

Authorities have been investigating the incident and searching for Mr. Saito.

In an earlier statement obtained by ABC News, the Hawaii Department of Health had said, "The incident is under investigation and details about a patient's status are restricted by state and federal privacy laws specific to individuals receiving mental health and substance abuse treatment. The Hawaii Department of Health recognizes the public's need and right to know more information, but we ask for their patience as this is an ongoing criminal investigation."

Mr. Saito was described by police as "extremely dangerous," according to the report.

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