Mass murderer Charles Manson was taken out of prison and brought to a Bakersfield hospital Tuesday for gastrointestinal issues, TMZ first reported .
A source confirmed Manson’s hospitalization to the LA Times .
He was being held at Corcoran State Prison, about an hour away from Bakersfield before being taken to the hospital.
Manson was signed in as ”Joe Doe” at Mercy Hospital Downtown, a source told the Bakersfield Californian .
Prison vans were parked outside the hospital Tuesday night.
Initially, sources told 23ABC that Manson might also have been at San Joaquin Community Hospital. However, a spokesperson with San Joaquin Community hospital said Manson is not there.
82-year-old Manson’s son is in town to visit the cult leader, the New York Post reported .
23ABC will continue to bring you coverage of Manson’s time in Bakersfield.