Escapee psychiatric detainee arrested
4 December 2006, AMSTERDAM — An escapee TBS psychiatric detainee who had been on the run since 15 November was arrested on Monday morning.
4 December 2006
AMSTERDAM — An escapee TBS psychiatric detainee who had been on the run since 15 November was arrested on Monday morning.
The 30-year-old man, Hendrik M., was arrested in the house of a relative in Brunssum. He was hiding in the attic.
The convicted violent criminal and sex offender had been undergoing psychiatric treatment in the clinic De Kijvelanden in Poortugaal.
M. slipped away from his supervisors while visiting a cemetery during hospital leave in Heerlen last month.
After initially indicating that the man posed no threat to public safety, police later issued an alarm, describing him as a highly dangerous criminal.
There are no indications that he committed new crimes while on the run, but police are still conducting investigations.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]
Subject: Dutch news