In Massachusetts, a 17-year-old teen escapee who was undergoing psychological evaluation in the city of Palmer at Baystate Wing Hospital ran screaming from the hospital without a shirt on, according to Palmer Police Sgt. Christopher Burns. The teen boy then ran onto the Masspike and eventually made his way to the open garage of a residence located on Pleasant Street, and took an ax there, and wielding the weapon, he demanded car keys from the homeowner, according to a Breaking News story by NBC affiliate WWLP-22News.
The teen boy wielding the ax was spotted by a passing plow driver, according to Sergeant Burns. The plow driver stopped and managed to get the weapon away from the teen.
When the Palmer, Massachusetts police arrived on the scene, they arrested the teen male. He was charged with disorderly conduct, breaking and entering, and assault with a dangerous weapon.
The teen escapee who threatened the Palmer, Massachusetts residence with an ax and demanded the homeowner’s car keys is now under arrest. Further updates will be reported as more information becomes available.
Written By Douglas Cobb