Uccle: the patient of a psychiatric hospital on which the police shot died

The police fired this Tuesday on a patient in a psychiatric establishment located in Uccle. He died in hospital as a result of his injuries.

Around 10 a.m., the Uccle/Watermael-Boitsfort/Auderghem police zone was requested to intervene at the Fond’Roy psychiatric institute for a patient described as aggressive and whom the staff could not manage. “According to the first elements of the investigation, the patient in question, aged 49, would have been carrying a bladed weapon.“, communicates the Brussels public prosecutor’s office by way of press release. “A first patrol arrived on the spot and immediately had to call for reinforcements because of the state of agitation and the threat that the individual would have presented. During the course of the operations, the intervening police officers were required to use their service weapon“.

“This man was hospitalized under duress, according to the law of June 26, 1990 relating to the protection of the mentally ill person, and the team had to call the police in the morning to help control him during an episode of major unrest”, also explained Dr Caroline Depuydt, deputy general medical director of the non-profit organization Epsylon, on which the Fond’Roy site depends.

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