Man charged with murder escapes W.Va. psychiatric hospital

This photo provided by the West Virginia State Police shows Rocco Jesse Zuccaro. Authorities said they believe 30-year-old Zuccaro is believed to have escaped from William R. Sharpe Jr. Hospital, a state psychiatric hospital, on Monday, March 23, 2015, in in Weston, W.Va. Zuccaro is described as white, 6-feet and 170 pounds. He was wearing black pants with a rip on the left pant leg, a dark blue or black pullover shirt and glasses. (AP Photo/West Virginia State Police)
This photo provided by the West Virginia State Police shows Rocco Jesse Zuccaro. Authorities said they believe 30-year-old Zuccaro is believed to have escaped from William R. Sharpe Jr. Hospital, a state psychiatric hospital, on Monday, March 23, 2015, in in Weston, W.Va. Zuccaro is described as white, 6-feet and 170 pounds. He was wearing black pants with a rip on the left pant leg, a dark blue or black pullover shirt and glasses. (AP Photo/West Virginia State Police)

WESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia State Police say a man charged with murder in Brooke County has escaped a state psychiatric hospital.

Authorities say they believe 30-year-old Rocco Jesse Zuccaro is believed to have escaped Monday afternoon from William R. Sharpe Jr. Hospital in Weston. State police warned the public against approaching Zuccaro.

Zuccaro is described as white, 6-feet and 170 pounds. He was wearing black pants with a rip on the left pant leg, a dark blue or black pullover shirt and glasses. He wears glasses, has dark hair and a mustache.

He is from Burgettstown, Pennsylvania.

State police say anyone who sees Zuccaro should contact the nearest barracks or call 911.
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