Police offer $1,000 reward for information on missing Md. hospital patient

UPDATE: Aug. 29, 1:30 p.m. — The 49-year-old convicting sex offender who walked away from a court-ordered home visit has been found, according to reports.


WASHINGTON– Maryland State Police are offering a $1,000 reward to anyone who gives information that leads to the safe capture of James Alexander Norris, Jr.

Norris, 49, walked away from a home visit in Hyattsville, Md. on Thursday afternoon. He is a convicted sex offender and a patient of a Maryland state hospital. Police say anyone who encounters Norris should avoid contact with him, and call police instead.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the College Park Barrack at (301) 345-3101.

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