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Inmate who escaped at Ben Taub Hospital back in police custody, officials say

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HOUSTON – An inmate who escaped police custody around 7 p.m. Wednesday night at Ben Taub Hospital was captured and back in custody Thursday, according to the Houston Police Department.

Officials said the female inmate, Collin Danielle Anderson, 37, was still wearing a hospital gown when she requested to use the restroom. The male officer allowed Anderson to the bathroom, but could not enter the restroom with her, police said.

Officials said the hospital was temporarily not accepting patients. This precaution was shortly lifted after it was determined that Anderson likely left the hospital.

Anderson was originally taken into custody on a narcotics possession charge. She now faces an additional charge of escape, which is a felony.

It is unknown what she did during her disappearance or where she was captured.