- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia State Police have captured a Pennsylvania man who escaped from a state psychiatric hospital.

State police say 30-year-old Rocco Zuccaro of Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, was found late Wednesday night hiding in tall grass near a natural gas facility in the McWhorter area of Harrison County.

Multiple sightings of Zuccaro by the public prompted troopers to search the area. State police say Zuccaro was captured by Sgt. J.M. Menendez.

Zuccaro was awaiting trial for a 2013 fatal shooting in Brooke County when he escaped from William R. Sharpe Jr. Hospital in Weston on Monday. He was at Sharpe for a psychological evaluation.

State police say in a news release that he will be held at the North Central Regional Jail pending arraignment on an escape charge.

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