Prisoner escapes custody at Northern Kentucky hospital, police say

Walter Hundley (WLWT Photo)

DAYTON, Ky. (WLWT)  — A Dayton, Kentucky, prisoner escaped police custody Monday afternoon at a Northern Kentucky hospital, officials said.

Walter Hundley, 43, escaped custody around 3:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Fort Thomas.

Officials said Hundley is from Lexington, but was being held by Dayton police on a wanton endangerment charge.

He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a gray hooded sweatshirt, officials said. Police said they do not believe that he is armed.

It is unclear how Hundley was able to elude police, or why he was at the hospital.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call 911. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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