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Mental institution patient in Lviv took hostage dozens of people, stopped by the police
09:04, 5 August 2017
Mental institution patient in Lviv took hostage dozens of people, stopped by the police

Five police officers were injured in the operation

09:04, 5 August 2017

Patrol police stormed the patient’s room in a mental institution on July 4 evening in Lviv, where a patient armed with a shard of glass took hostage dozens of other patients, as the local law enforcement informed on Facebook.

At around 7 pm, a 30-year-old man from Lviv blocked the doors to the department, where 76 patients were staying, vandalized the property, and broke the windows. The man was on compulsory treatment at the institution for murdering his father (he stabbed the victim 72 times).

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Having heard pleas for help, the patrol police made decision to take the hospital by storm. The perpetrator was neutralized, the hostages freed. Five police officers were injured in the operation.

“Using glass shards from a broken window, the man injured 10 people, three of them are in a serious condition now. The doctors are helping all the injured,” Taras Sabaniuk, the Deputy Head of department of National Police in Lviv oblast, informed.

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