Halsteren

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May 23 '20 10:10

One person who was harming himself was shot at by police in Halsteren on Saturday morning. The man later died of his injuries, though it was not immediately clear if he was struck by a bullet.

Police said officers at the Klaverblad in the Noord-Brabant town found a “disturbed” individual who had taken a knife to himself. Neighbors told local newspaper BN De Stem that they heard four shots fired inside a home after police broke down the door to enter.

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Aug 18 '16 17:00

A man was beaten unconscious and had his arm dislocated by his neighbor at his home in Halsteren, Noord-Brabant on Wednesday morning. It seems the neighbor was upset about a parking spot, the police said.

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Jul 28 '16 08:02

Human remains were discovered during demolition works at mental health institution Vrederust in Halsteren. It is as yet unclear whether the person was murdered or died of natural causes, a police spokesperson said to Dutch newspaper AD.

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Aug 27 '15 14:42

Fourteen stowaways were discovered hiding in the back of a cargo truck in Halsteren on Thursday morning. The police believe that they are refugees. The 64 year old Polish truck driver has been arrested for human trafficking.

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May 20 '14 15:41

A 27-year old patient from the Vrederust psychiatric clinic in Halsteren has received a prison sentence of 4 years, as well as involuntary psychiatric treatment. The court in Breda convicted Mark L. on Monday for killing another patient in the clinic in October last year.

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Oct 22 '13 01:12

Police are investigating whether a man who was killed and buried in a forest near a psychiatric clinic in Halsteren, was murdered by another patient. A resident of the clinic on the estate Vrederust claims he killed the man.

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