Manhunt Intensifies for Homicide Suspect Christopher Haynes Following Hospital Escape

Manhunt Intensifies for Homicide Suspect Christopher Haynes Following Hospital Escape

In Washington, DC, a substantial reward of $30,000 is being offered for information that assists in the apprehension of Christopher Haynes, a homicide suspect who managed to evade police custody during a hospital visit, igniting a rigorous week-long manhunt. The 30-year-old was initially detained for the alleged murder of Brent Hayward, 33, last month. During his processing, Haynes complained of ankle pain, leading to his transfer to George Washington University Hospital.

A subsequent incident at the hospital saw Haynes overpowering an officer while his handcuffs were being adjusted, fleeing the facility with one handcuff still attached. Security footage reveals Haynes escaping over a tall gate nearby. The event prompted significant responses including temporary road blocks near the White House and shelter-in-place orders at the university.

Authorities, urging vigilance, describe Haynes as a potentially armed and dangerous individual. Haynes is identified as a Black man with shoulder-length locks and a distinctive Washington Nationals tattoo on his neck. He was last observed wearing a black shirt, grey shorts, and one red shoe, with a black handcuff hanging from his wrist.

The police have cautioned that assisting Haynes in any form will result in criminal charges. The manhunt, spearheaded by the DC Metropolitan Police, involves both federal and local agencies, including the US Secret Service and Park Police. The department’s Internal Affairs Bureau is concurrently probing the circumstances surrounding his escape, as confirmed by Acting Chief of Police Pamela Smith.

Chris Morris
Author: Chris Morris

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