Police locate psychiatric patient

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The Sierra Vista Police Department located a psychiatric patient who had been reported missing from Canyon Vista Medical Center early this afternoon.

At about 1:43 p.m., police responded to a report that a patient, who was ordered to receive psychiatric treatment, had left Canyon Vista Medical Center. SVPD officers made contact with the patient at his Sierra Vista residence and took him back into custody without incident at about 2:25 p.m.

The call prompted a significant response of law enforcement personnel to the area around the hospital. The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office helicopter assisted with the search and could be seen surveying the area.