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Man with Violent History Fled F.C. Mental Health Facility

Michael Marshall. (Photo: Courtesy of the Fairfax County Police Department)
Michael Marshall. (Photo: Courtesy of the Fairfax County Police Department)

Fairfax County and Virginia State police are seeking the public’s health in locating a man who escaped from the Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute, located at 3302 Gallows Road, Falls Church, on Monday, Feb. 29.

Staff at the mental health facility noticed that the man, Michael Marshall, 33, was missing from the facility at around 6 p.m. on February 29. According to police reports, Marshall has been known to exhibit violent behavior. A detention order has been issued for his immediate apprehension and return to the facility.

Police described the man as black, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and 235 pounds with black hair and glasses. Police said that Marshall could be on foot in the Annandale/Falls Church area near the mental health facility, but has ties to the area near Seqouia Farms Drive and Woodfield Drive in Centreville and the Sterling area.

Police asked that anyone who sees or has information on Marshall’s whereabouts contact police immediately at 703-691-2131 and asked that those who see him in public exercise caution.