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Paul ruled a 'threat' before fair trip

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SPOKANE, Wash. - A Superior Court Judge ruled Phillip Paul a threat to public safety two weeks before his trip to and escape from the Spokane County Fair.

On September 4, Paul was in Yakima Superior Court  asking to be released from Eastern State Hospital, but Judge Michael Schwab denied his request.


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According to court documents, the court found Paul does represent a threat to public safety because his conditions had deteriorated. Documents say Paul had become more aggressive.

The court found that Paul should remain a patient at Eastern State Hospital until he is stabilized and understands his illness.

Despite the Judges ruling, Paul was taken to the Spokane County Fair on September 17, where he escaped.

The court scheduled a review hearing for January 29, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.

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