Le Figaro Nantes
The staff of the psychiatry department of the hospital of Saint-Nazaire (Loire-Atlantique) are put to the test in recent days. Apart from their difficult daily lives, they have to deal with an outbreak of violence. On May 19, a man attacked two officers by threatening them with a hammer before damaging nearly twenty vehicles parked in a parking lot.
Ten days later, another man made death threats against hospital staff. This is a former patient "spurned" indicates a source close to the investigation. The latter allegedly threatened to "return with an assault rifle" to the psychiatric emergency. To support his remarks, he reportedly said "it doesn't cost much".
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In the aftermath, a rescue police crew was dispatched without being able to find this man known to be homeless. "On the instructions of the prosecutor's office of Saint-Nazaire, the suspect was actively sought by the police, including his registration in the RPF [File of wanted persons, Editor's note]," reports the same source.
The police finally found him Saturday afternoon shortly before 18 p.m. after a report from the staff of the psychiatric hospital while the incriminated individual was again near the health facility. Arrested, this 38-year-old man, residing in Saint-Nazaire was placed in custody on the charge of death threats against hospital staff.