Escaped Hawaii patient captured in California

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Randall Saito escaped from a psychiatric hospital near Honolulu Sunday. Prosecutors have said "He fills all the criteria of a classic serial killer" and he may be on the loose in San Jose.

Honolulu police say a man who escaped from a psychiatric hospital in Hawaii has been captured in California.

Honolulu CrimeStoppers Sgt. Chris Kim says he was notified that Randall Saito was apprehended Wednesday.

Saito was acquitted of a 1979 murder by reason of insanity and committed to the Hawaii State Hospital in 1981.

Honolulu police say he left the hospital Sunday, took a cab to a chartered plane to Maui. There, he got on a flight to California. Police say he arrived in San Jose two hours before hospital staff reported his disappearance.

Kim says CrimeStoppers received a tip that Saito was headed to a brother's house in Stockton, California. Honolulu police then forwarded that information to authorities in Stockton.


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