Anoka County

Psych Hospital Escapee Charged with Stealing Squad Car

Prosecutors say 23-year-old Mattu Chuol left the treatment center without permission last Thursday.

ANOKA, Minn.–An escapee from a state-operated psychiatric hospital is charged with stealing a police squad car in Anoka County. Prosecutors say 23-year-old Mattu Chuol left the Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center without permission last Thursday. Officers arrived and found Chuol walking along a sidewalk. He spotted the squad car and took off. One officer got out of her squad and…