Tragedy in a mental hospital: a patient killed an employee and committed suicide

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 Tragedy in a mental hospital: a patient killed an employee and committed suicide

One person was killed and two were stabbed at CTP Veldzicht, a psychiatric correctional facility in Balkbrug, the Netherlands. The Dutch prison watchdog DJI said the victims were employees of the clinic. The patient committed suicide.

Saturday? On November 5, at 13:30, the patient attacked three employees with a knife. Then the patient locked himself in a separate room and tried to kindle a fire there. After that, the perpetrator committed suicide with the same knife with which he committed the attack.

“We are shocked and stunned by this sad event, — said Wouter Boogaard, head of DJI's forensic and juvenile facilities. — Our thoughts are with the relatives and families of colleagues and patients, as well as with the staff and patients of CTP Veldzicht” Hospital.

Justice Minister Frank Verwind was also shocked by the incident at the clinic. “My condolences to their families and all DJI colleagues”, — he wrote on Twitter.

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