Police looking for 'dangerous' escapee from mental health facility

LAS VEGAS - Henderson Police are urging the public to be on the lookout for an escapee from a mental health facility who they say has already committed a carjacking.

Daniel Heller, 30, was last seen Tuesday around 10 a.m. driving the victim's vehicle from the area of Seven Hills Drive and St. Rose Parkway. 

Heller has violent tendencies, is suicidal and has had guns in the past, police said. 

The vehicle he allegedly stole is described as a 2013 beige Honda Accord with a Nevada handicap license plate E1801.

"We have no idea where he's heading,” Henderson PIO Scott Williams said. ”He’s had multiple home locations around the Valley here and he obviously has multiple family members out of state so we're just not sure at this point."

The 30-year-old Heller is responsible for carjacking a woman at a nearby apartment complex.

"He forcefully grabbed her, yanked her from the car, took her keys and carjacked her vehicle."

The police search has many residents on edge. 

"It was a little scary I would say that here in this area that something like that occurred and it just shows you that you just don't know what could happen anywhere,” resident Trish Nash said.

Heller is described as a white man, around 6-foot-2-inches tall, weighing around 200 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

Police are warning people not to approach Heller -- if he or the vehicle is seen -- but to notify them by calling 9-1-1. He should be considered dangerous and possibly armed.

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