A 21-year-old killed two patients in a psychiatric hospital and attacked nurses

A 21-year-old patient in a psychiatric clinic allegedly killed two other patients and attacked two nurses and a police officer. The man admitted himself to a psychiatric clinic for treatment in the northern city of Linenburg, near Hamburg, on Thursday. According to the procedure, the medical staff placed him in a closed unit to realize his illness. There was no indication that he was a danger to others or to himself.

He is said to have attacked and killed two older patients, aged 54 and 56 respectively, at dawn on Friday at 2am.

He also attacked the nursing staff and injured two nurses, aged 42 and 61, and a police officer, a spokesman for the Linenburg police told the local newspaper Die Lippische Landes-Zeitung. One of the nurses was seriously injured in the attack.

Several police officers rushed to the psychiatric clinic and when they tried to approach him he attacked by throwing objects at them, injuring one of them. Police allegedly used pepper spray to arrest him. According to initial information from the police, the 21-year-old strangled the 54-year-old while the other man was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

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