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Halle Berry

Mental Hospital Escapee

Apprehended by Police

2/10/2012 10:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Halle Berry has one less reason to flee to France -- because the mentally unstable man who threatened to slit her throat has been successfully apprehended by authorities.

TMZ broke the story ... one of the reasons Halle wanted to move to France with her fiance was because of a man named Robert Hoskins -- a mental patient who escaped the institution where he was being treated last week.

Halle was freaked because Hoskins had made threats on her life -- specifically to "slit her throat" -- and she was afraid he would come looking for her. Hoskins made a similar threat to Madonna in the 90s ... and was shot by Madge's security after he trespassed on to her property.

But according to the LAPD, 54-year-old Hoskins was apprehended today and returned to the Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk where he was committed last year.

Police had asked for the public's help the day before Hoskins was taken into custody -- calling Hoskins "highly psychotic" and extremely violent. 

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16.

AnnaR    

You've got to wonder how in the world these people escape from either a mental facility or prison et al. I mean come on folks get with the program and wake up! Your tax dollars at work - NOT!

932 days ago
17.

XYZ    

This b i t c h is crazy. That poor little girl needs to go to her daddy.

932 days ago
18.

aston    

Hoskins spent ten years in jail for threatening Madonna. Then he escaped mental hospital. If I were Halle Berry, I wouldn't like to stay in the country either - and if I were Gabriel Aubry, I'd encourage her move, for both her and their daughter's safety. I could also move, if he wants to (he's a model), or stay put and visit his daughter in France. Is Aubry showing his true colors, that is carelessness, by trying to stop Berry from leaving the US?

932 days ago
19.

aston    

Hoskins served his ten years for threatening Madonna, then was released and threatened to slit Halle Berry's throat. He is psychotic and utterly dangerous. A mental hospital and bodyguards wouldn't make me feel safe for myself and my kid anywhere near him.

932 days ago
20.

PG    

All made up. I hope she realizes she is destroying her career with all this nonsense. Whack Job!!

932 days ago
21.

Liz    

Well I heard Long Beach Police apprehended the guy this morning. Awesome job guys!!!! Too bad LAPD is taking full credit for this arrest.

932 days ago
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