Dangerous German convict escapes from psych institution just across Dutch border

Krischan Fischer, escaped from a psych clinic in Bedburg-Hau in Germany, just across the border with Nijmegen, 25 May 2017
Krischan Fischer, escaped from a psych clinic in Bedburg-Hau in Germany, just across the border with Nijmegen, 25 May 2017. Photo: Polizeiticker Kleve

Update 2:45 p.m.: The German police consider it unlikely that Krischan Fischer fled to the Netherlands after escaping from a mental institution in Bedburg-Hau. "There are currently no indications that the man fled across the border", a spokesperson for the German police said to the Gelderlander. "We think it likely that he is in th area of Bonn. He comes from there and has contacts."

A dangerous and potentially armed man escaped from a psychiatric facility in Germany, just across the border rom Nijmegen, on Thursday, the police in Kleve, Germany warned on Friday. Sources in the institution describe Krischan Fischer as unpredictable and dangerous, ANP reports.

The 35-year-old man attacked another detainee and two employees in the LVR clinic in Bedburg-Hau on Thursday evening, according to the Gelderlander. He then escaped by climbing over a four meter high wall. 

The German police launched a massive manhunt, including a helicopter, but so far to no avail. 

Fischer is 1.68 meters tall. He is well muscled and has dark blonde hair. He was wearing a purple T-shirt and blue pants when he escaped. He is considered dangerous and the police call on the public not to approach him. If you see him, call the police. 

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