UPDATE (5/18 6 p.m.): An official with AltaPointe Health has released this statement:

“Our foremost concern is the safety and well-being of our patients. Our policies vary depending on the level of a patient’s care.  

Monday morning we contacted EMS for the patient to be transported to University Hospital. It is not standard operating procedure for AltaPointe staff to accompany voluntary patients when transported by EMS to a hospital”

UPDATE (5/18 3:26): A mental patient that was taken to University Hospital has been located.

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Officials with the Mobile Police Department are asking for help in locating a man who was found not guilty of a murder in 2002.

John R. Harris, Jr., was previously found not guilty by reason of insanity for the murder of a family member. On Monday, May 16, Harris was taken to University Hospital by Alta Pointe for medical treatment and left the hospital. Harris is under court order by Marshall County, Ala.

Police said if you see Harris do not approach him. If you have information on his whereabouts you are asked to call the Mobile Police Department at (251)208-7211.