ELLSWORTH – Authorities in Ellsworth are searching for a man who they say left Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital Wednesday afternoon.
An Ellsworth police officer told us they got a call around 3:30 p.m. that a man left the hospital and ran into a wooded area through a field on Main Street across from Carlisle Street.
As of 8:00 p.m., police were still searching that area for the individual, who they say reportedly assaulted someone and is “in crisis.”
Police say he’s not familiar with the area and may be headed towards Trenton.
The person is being described as six feet tall and about 270 pounds, wearing nothing but red socks.
If you see someone matching this description, Ellsworth police ask that you do not approach the person. Instead, you’re asked to call 911 and give officers a description of the location where you may have spotted the individual.