Psych ward patient stabs clinic staffer; Victim in critical cond.

Ambulance
Ambulance. Photo: Politie

An employee at psychiatric institution De Kijvelanden in Portugaal is in critical condition after a patient attacked him on Friday, ANP reports.

The employee was rushed to a hospital with critical injuries, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Security and Justice confirmed to NU.nl. 

Eyewitnesses told ANP that the man attacked several employees. The Ministry could not confirm this. 

A SWAT team removed the man from the ward where the incident happened. It is unclear whether he was arrested. The police are investigating what happened. 

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