A woman hit several times with a hammer at the Jodoigne mental health services
Saturday, 08 November 2014
A violent attack took place Thursday evening at the Jodoigne province mental health services, we learned from the Nivelles Prosecutor’s Office on Friday. A man born in 1968 living in Brussels showed up at the mental health services, along the Tirlemont carriageway, in Jodoigne. He had gone there to collect his partner, who was born in 1958 and living at the same address, and works at the centre.
The couple went to their car in the centre car park when a violent argument started. The man then hit his partner over the head with a hammer. She managed to get out of the car but almost immediately collapsed, seriously hurt.
The man returned to the mental health services and took up a pair of scissors. He used them to cut his own throat. When the emergency services arrived, the man and the woman were lying in the car park, unconscious. They were transported to the Tirlemont clinic in a critical condition.
“The woman went into surgery, and the operation took all night. Her condition is still worrying but her life is no longer in danger”, said the Nivelles Prosecutor’s Office on Friday. As for the man, he is still in intensive care put he should pull through too. The case is being examined.