Officials Find Man Who Rode in Ambulance After Ebola Patient

Health authorities are looking for a man who was transported in Dallas Fire-Rescue ambulance No. 37 after Ebola patient Michael Eric Duncan. (Photo: Joe Raedle / Getty Images / Dallas PD)
Health authorities are looking for a man who was transported in Dallas Fire-Rescue ambulance No. 37 after Ebola patient Michael Eric Duncan.
(Photo: Joe Raedle / Getty Images / Dallas PD)

A homeless panhandler who rode in the same ambulance after Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan was found Sunday after an extensive manhunt.

The 52-year-old man — who city officials identified as Michael Lively — was admitted to Parkland Memorial Hospital Sunday afternoon after being taken into custody by Dallas police officers. County Judge Clay Jenkins said he was taken to the hospital’s psychiatric ward.

“He exhibited clear indicators that he needed to be taken to the psych ward,” Jenkins said.

Parkland spokesman Mike Malaise said Lively was later removed by health officials and taken to an undisclosed location for isolation.

The manhunt began Saturday after Lively walked away from a local hospital where he had been taken to be checked out.

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Source: USA Today | Tanya Eiserer, WFAA-TV, Dallas

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