- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Police in Las Vegas say a 29-year-old Nevada man who tested negative for Ebola will face a misdemeanor false statement charge for telling jailers he had been to Africa and had symptoms of the virus.

David Lee was isolated Sunday and taken to a Las Vegas hospital, and Clark County Detention Center guards donned protective gear and decontaminated areas where he had been held overnight following his Saturday arrest on outstanding warrants.

Jail records showed that Lee was no longer at the jail in Las Vegas on Wednesday. Attempts to reach him by telephone weren’t successful.

Police say Lee had been arrested on warrants issued in Lincoln County on burglary, property destruction and theft charges.

Officials say Lee had never actually traveled outside the U.S.

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