Suicidal man who ran from ambulance in Evanston found

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Evanston police are searching for Jumal Lipscomb, 32, after he made suicidal threats and ran out of an ambulance after hitting the attendant. | Evanston police

A suicidal man who ran away from an ambulance after striking an attendant Friday in north suburban Evanston has been located in Wisconsin.

Jumal Lipscomb, 32, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was being taken from a hospital in Skokie to Evanston Hospital about 4:35 p.m. on Gross Point Road near Central Street when he hit the ambulance attendant in the nose and ran south out of the ambulance, according to a statement from Evanston police.

Lipscomb was found in Lake Mills, Wisconsin, and is in the custody of Wisconsin authorities, police said Monday morning.

Police want to question Lipscomb in connection with a robbery a few blocks from where he left the ambulance.

An 85-year-old woman unloading groceries in the 2400 block of Hastings Avenue reported that someone hit her and took her purse about 5 p.m., police said.

Police recovered the purse, but the woman’s wallet was missing, along with $16. Another person reported seeing someone who matched Lipscomb’s description shortly after about a block away in the 2400 block of Crawford Avenue, police said.

Evanston detectives are making arrangements to interview Lipscomb.

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