Cleveland police take psych patient into custody after he escaped, took car with baby inside; infant later found

CLEVELAND -- Cleveland police say a man who was a psych patient and escaped from MetroHealth Medical Center has been taken into custody.

Police said Travis Lee Burke, 23, took off from Metro in a gown and took a running vehicle from a parking lot on Fulton Road.

A 16-month-old baby was inside. The child and vehicle were located in Lakewood.

At just after 8 p.m., Cleveland police said Burke had been taken into custody at E 55th and Superior; he was still in his hospital gown.


Travis Lee Burke - photo courtesy of Mentor PD via Cleveland police