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Update: Coquitlam psychiatric patients wanted on Canada-wide warrants found

Eric Sabbadin and Michael Gardner failed to return to a designated facility Sunday night (Sept. 4).

3 p.m.

Coquitlam RCMP say Eric Sabbadin and Michael Gardner have been found.

8 a.m., Sept. 6

Two patients at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital are unlawfully at large, as well as subjects of Canada-wide arrest warrants.

According to Coquitlam RCMP, Eric Sabbadin and Michael Gardner were reportedly overdue 20 minutes apart on Sunday (Sept. 4) from returning to the designated facility at 70 Colony Farm Rd

Police are now asking for help to find them respectively and call 911 right away, if seen.

However, Mounties warn local residents to not approach Sabbadin or Gardner as they might behave in ways that could be a risk to the public and themselves.

It's not clear if the two are together or have gone separate ways, as of this publication (Sept. 6).

Sabbadin failed to return to the hospital as of 7:34 p.m. on Sunday.

The 21-year-old is described as:

  • White
  • 5'7"
  • 152 pounds
  • Short black hair
  • Brown eyes
  • Scar on left hand
  • Last seen wearing...
    • Black jacket
    • Black shirt
    • Black pants
    • White shoes

Meanwhile, Gardner was reported overdue as of 7:54 p.m. on Sunday

The 39-year-old is described as:

  • White
  • Six feet tall
  • 344 pounds
  • Short brown hair
  • Blue eyes
  • Last seen wearing...
    • Black jacket
    • Black shirt
    • Black pants
    • Grey shoes
    • Glasses
    • Carrying a black backpack

Anyone with more information on Sabbadin, Gardner or their whereabouts is encouraged to call Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 and quote the following file numbers:

  • Sabbadin = 2022-23353
  • Gardner = 2022-23355