Psych prisoner escapes from Nijmegen clinic

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New Dutch police uniforms feature a broad yellow stripe (photo: Politie). New Dutch police uniforms feature a broad yellow stripe (photo: Politie)

Update 11:40 a.m. - The escaped man turned himself in to the police on Thursday night, the Public Prosecutor announced on Friday.

A psychiatric prisoner escaped from the Pompekliniek in Nijmegen on Wednesday evening and is still at large, a spokesperson for the clinic confirmed to newspaper AD.

The man did not officially escape from the clinic itself. He was out on leave, but never returned. The man was previously transferred for fleeing during a leave period, the spokesperson said. He would give no further information about the escaped man.

The escaped convict is being sought. The Public Prosecutor is responsible for this search. A spokesperson for the Public Prosecutor would also give AD no further information about the case. 

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