Psych ward fugitive caught with weapons

File photo showing a police arrest. (Picture: Wikimedia Commons/Lionel Allorge)

The police arrested an armed fugitive in Nijmegen on Sunday. The man had escaped from a locked mental health institution in Vught last week.

According to Omroep Brabant, the man had a firearm and ammunition on his person when he was arrested.

The man was sentenced to the institution, where people with mental health problems are treated, for committing several crimes. It is not clear how he managed to escape. He is now back in custody.