psychiatric institution

Dutch police officer with service firearm
Jul 30 '19 07:31

The police shot a man in a mental institution in Geleen in Limburg on Monday evening. The institution asked the police to come help with a difficult client. The man was injured, NU.nl reports.

The police responded to the institution on Burgemeester Lemmenstraat at around 8:45 p.m. The man had a weapon with him when he came out of his room and threatened to fire at the police and staff, according to the police. The police shot the man to overpower him.

Ambulance
Apr 17 '18 09:18

The death of an employee in psychiatric clinic De Kijvelanden last year, was the result of a too high workload and staff shortages, the Inspectorate for Justice and Security concludes in a draft report on the incident. There was also too little supervision on the use of medicines and the rules on letting patients use dangerous objects were not followed, the report reads, RTL Nieuws reports.

Gavel
Nov 8 '17 10:20

Violence against psychiatry staff often ends up unpunished, and employees also rarely press charges after being attacked by a patient, according to a study by the Vrije Universiteit. "In practice, the patient has license to use violence against staff", researcher Joke Harte said to the Volkskrant.

Annually between 30 and 40 percent of employees in psychiatric institutions are victims of physical violence from patients, according to the study. According to Harte, this goes further than employees getting a few punches when they have to transfer patients to separate rooms.

Police
Oct 30 '17 08:47

A stabbing at an Emergis psychiatric care institution in Middelburg resulted in the death of a male patient on Saturday night. A female patient was arrested. Director Paul de Schipper called the incident "terrible" and said that it happened "completely out of the blue", RTL Nieuws reports.

Wellant College
Oct 26 '17 09:08

Michael P., the man suspected of murdering 25-year-old Anne Faber, followed a gardeners course at a night school in Houten and was allowed to leave the Altrecht psychiatric institution in Den Dolder to attend classes, the Telegraaf reports. According to the newspaper, the school, Wellant College, knew nothing of his background.

P. was admitted to the institution in Den Dolder as the last part of a long prison sentence he got for raping two teenage girls in Nijkerk. The clinic was preparing him for a gradual return to society. 

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Oct 24 '17 12:40

The Altrecht psychiatric institution in Den Dolder promised to release an overview of the patients currently in the clinic within the next few days. The overview will show what percentage of the patients are serving prison sentences of which length, but not specifically what they were sentenced for. The association for law breakers BWO is against this plan and filed summary proceedings to try and stop it, RTV Utrecht reports.

Anne Faber
Oct 23 '17 09:21

Murdered 25-year-old Anne Faber's family and friends said their last goodbyes to the young Utrecht women in a closed funeral in Nijmegen on Friday. On Sunday a meeting was held for Den Dolder residents living around the Altrecht psychiatric institute, where the man suspected of Faber's murder was arrested, to inform them about the events surrounding Faber's death, NOS reports.

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Oct 17 '17 08:43

Two women were harassed on the terrain of psychiatric clinic Altrecht in Den Dolder over the past week, a spokesperson for the clinic confirmed to AD. This is the same clinic where Michael P. was arrested on suspicion of involvement in 25-year-old Anne Faber's disappearance. He is now suspected of her murder.

Police guard in a detention center
Jul 20 '17 10:11

Dutch prisons and psychiatric institutions where convicts undergo mandatory treatment are having trouble preventing drug use among their charges. Last year many thousands of drug tests came back positive and the use of cannabis and cocaine is increasing alarmingly, ANP reports based on urine test results the news wire requested from the Ministry of Security and Justice.

Krischan Fischer, escaped from a psych clinic in Bedburg-Hau in Germany, just across the border with Nijmegen, 25 May 2017
May 26 '17 13:15

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. 

Ambulance
Feb 3 '17 15:02

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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Sep 2 '16 15:00

State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff of Security and Justice asked his ministry's Inspectorate to launch an investigation at psychiatric institution Woenselse Poort in Eindhoven following a series of suicides and other incidents. "We want quick clarification on what the facts are", Dijkhoff said

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Apr 19 '16 11:45

The Public Prosecutor is calling on the justice system to add institutionalized psychiatric treatment to the prison sentence of a man convicted of killing one person by blowing up a houseboat. A court sentenced Milco G., 27, to .sentenced to 17 years for the bombing in Wormer last year that also severely injured one.

BartVanU
Apr 13 '16 13:38

Bart van U. is completely insane and can therefore not be held accountable for the deaths of his sister and former politician Els Borst, the court in Rotterdam ruled on Wednesday. With the "insanity" conclusion, Van U. can not be sentenced to prison. The court is however imposing mandatory treatment in a psychiatric prison on the man.

Jan 6 '16 09:44

The police are looking for Limburg convict Hendrik M. and his girlfriend. They are suspected of assaulting and robbing a 78 year old man on the A2 in Den Bosch during the early hours of December 31st. The victim knows the two suspects

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Nov 13 '15 07:44

The two new witnesses in the Nicole van den Hurk rape and murder trial heard suspect Jos de G. talk about killing a girl while they were all patients in the mental institution in Veldzicht some 10 years ago. "I strangled her", De G. said to the first new witness

Gavel
Aug 4 '15 15:36

The Public Prosecutor has demanded five years in prison and a psychiatric institution against a man who is suspected of murdering his neighbor with an ax in their apartment building in Portugaal in December last year

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May 27 '15 13:23

The court has sentenced 46 year old Agus S. to compulsory treatment in a psychiatric institution for killing his 10 year old son in their home in Amsterdam West.

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