Missing psychiatric patient with history of violence sought by police

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Police are looking for 44-year-old Vadim Babyrev after he escaped from the South Beach Psychiatric Center.  (NYPD)

Police are looking for 44-year-old Vadim Babyrev after he escaped from the South Beach Psychiatric Center. (NYPD)

STATEN ISLAND (PIX11) – A psychiatric patient with a violent past is still missing from a Staten Island facility Thursday after disappearing over the weekend.

The South Beach Psychiatric Center gave 44-year-old Vadim Babyrev a day pass on Saturday, and he hasn’t returned since, according to police.

Babyrev has a history of violent incidents and police are asking for the public’s help in finding him.

He was arrested after allegedly trying to kill his mother in 1999.  He was placed under psychiatric care after that incident.

In 2006, he attacked two guards at another psychiatric facility, according to police.

PIX11 reached out to the South Beach Psychiatric Center but calls have not been returned.

Babyrev, who is 6 feet tall and weighs 205 pounds, was last seen wearing black jeans with a gray shirt and tan sneakers.