Public Safety Notice: Arrestee Escape in Tenleytown


Earlier today Kenneth Clayton escaped from the Psychiatric Institute of Washington in Tenleytown. Please be advised that if you observe or encounter Kenneth Clayton, do not approach him and call 9-1-1 immediately.

The Metropolitan Police Department provided the following information in a release at 5:52 p.m.:

On Monday, November 03, 2014 at approximately 10:40 am, arrestee Kenneth Clayton, charged with Simple Assault, Assault on a  Police Officer (Misdemeanor), Threats (Misdemeanor), Possession of Unregistered Ammunition and being a Fugitive from Justice, escaped from the Psychiatric Institute of Washington (PIW) located at 4228 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W. There is an outstanding warrant for his arrest and the Capital Area Regional Task Force, composed of representatives from local and federal law enforcement agencies, are actively engaged in attempting to locate and  apprehend  Mr. Clayton. Representatives from PIW and district agencies are investigating the circumstances surrounding this event.  The arrestee has been described as a Black Male, 6’2″, 208 lbs., medium to dark complexion, tattoos on both forearms, bald head, wearing a blue t-shirt, and blue or black pants.

There is no further information on this incident available at this time. Anyone who sees Kenneth Clayton or knows his whereabouts should call 911.