U.S. Marshals no longer seek man who escaped from Leavenworth hospital

Posted at 3:51 PM, May 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-17 08:39:00-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — UPDATE, May 17 | He was found in Independence.

ORIGINAL STORY, May 12 | The U.S. Marshals Service from the District of Kansas is looking for a man who escaped from a hospital in Leavenworth, Kansas.

Bruce Jenson, 44, was released from the Bureau of Prisons in Leavenworth on Wednesday and taken to the Grossman Center Half-Way House.

The same day he was taken to a St. John's hospital for a mental health issue, where he escaped.

Jenson was last seen wearing white pants and white shirt.

He's 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs about 180 pounds and has a shaved head.

According to the U.S. Marshals, Jenson has violent tendencies and people should not attempt to apprehend him.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kansas City TIPS hotline at (816)-474-847.

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