A man trying to escape police jumped from a sixth-story hospital window in Annapolis Friday afternoon, landing on a rooftop three stories below.
The jump caused life-threatening injuries to Bradly L. Poure, 40, who was flown from Anne Arundel Medical Center to Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment, officials said. As of 11 p.m. Saturday, he was in listed in critical condition, according to the hospital.
"He did jump," AAMC spokesman Chad Dillard said, adding that Poure used a piece of hospital equipment to break the window around 4:30 p.m. — right before Poure was to be discharged.
"It wasn't a suicide attempt," Dillard said. "As far as we know, he was trying to escape."
Poure was being treated in the general medical wing of the hospital's north pavilion. He jumped from the broken window to the rooftop of an adjoining building, Dillard said.
Annapolis Police admitted Poure to AAMC for an emergency psychiatric evaluation early Thursday morning after police responded to a report of a man sleeping beside a motorcycle at an Annapolis gas station on Forest Drive, Det. Amy Miguez said.
Police could not provide details Friday night on the original interaction with officers, but said they had an arrest warrant charging Poure with first- and second-degree assault, second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer, reckless endangerment, false imprisonment and resisting arrest, Miguez said.
While officers had checked on Poure's status several times after he was admitted, officers were not at the hospital when Poure leaped out the window, Miguez said.
Poure gave officers a New York state address, but was carrying an Ohio driver's license when taken into custody, she said.
Division Chief Michael Cox of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department said firefighters needed to break through a third-floor window to move Poure off of the rooftop.
His condition at Shock Trauma was not immediately reported by hospital officials.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun