Clayton Mollenhoff found after escaping from from Washington Adventist Hospital

Mollenhoff escaped from Washington Adventist Hospital late Wednesday night. Photo: Takoma Park Police

Authorities have tracked down a 'dangerous' man who escaped from a Maryland hospital and taken him back into custody, officials say.

Takoma Park Police officials had been searching for Clayton Mollenhoff, a 27-year-old man who has been confined to Washington Adventist Hospital, since he escaped from the facility late Wedensday night. He was found Friday in Rockville.

Officials say Mollenhoff left the facility at about 9:20 p.m. Wednesday.

Takoma Park Police say Mollenhoff, who has extensive martial arts training, suffers from paranoia and has a history of violence and suicidal tendences. He has been known to carry weapons as well. Authorities urged extreme caution if you spot Mollenhoff and advise people to not approach him.