A Central Texas man who was acquitted for stabbing his father to death by reason of insanity has escaped from a state hospital, and police say he is armed and dangerous.

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Authorities have issued an all-points bulletin for Alexander Scott Ervin, who was seen on video climbing over an eight foot fence and leaving hospital grounds. Ervin, a patient at North Texas State Hospital, has been known to make weapons and has ties to the Central Texas area.

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According to KWTX, the Vernon Police Department says Ervin was being held on murder charges from Travis County, and escaped from the hospital shortly before 10 p.m. on Monday.

According to KHOU, in 2013 a jury found the 29-year-old Ervin not guilty by reason of insanity in the stabbing death of his father. His defense lawyers said he was having a psychotic episode during the murder. 58-year-old Ray Scott Ervin was found dead in his West Austin home with multiple stab wounds.

If You See Alexander Scott Ervin

Ervin is about six feet tall and weighs about 206 pounds. At the time he was last seen, he was bald, had a mustache, and was wearing a gray zip-up hoodie with a black shirt, tan pants, and black shoes. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Crime Stoppers is willing to pay up to $500 for information leading to his arrest.

If you see Ervin, call the police and do not try to approach him. Tips can be submitted anonymously online at www.p3tips.com, or download the smart phone app P3TIPS for both IOS and Android devices. Crime Stoppers accepts tips anonymously 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 940-552-5011 or 800-322-9888.

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