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Police operation in Aachen hospital ended – woman overwhelmed – news

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Police operation in Aachen hospital ended – woman overwhelmed – news

At around 11 p.m., special forces were able to overpower a 65-year-old woman who had barricaded herself in the Luisenhospital. According to the police, a special robot had previously searched the hospital for hostages or explosives, but could not find anything. The woman was injured during the operation and was taken to another hospital for treatment. It is currently unclear why she barricaded herself in the hospital. According to police reports, there are no other injuries.

According to WDR information, experts from the NRW state police were on duty in Aachen. Police sources said they specialized in improvised explosives. It was confirmed that the woman had probably set off pyrotechnics near an operating room.

The identity of the 65-year-old is known

The identity of the 65-year-old is known to the police. She should neither be a patient nor an employee of the clinic. It is unclear who was able to identify her.

As a precautionary measure, several rooms in the hospital were cleared and some patients were distributed to other hospitals. The staff also had to leave the premises if possible. The entire street in front of the Luisenhospital was full of emergency vehicles that evening. A police helicopter was also circling over the clinic. Rail traffic was also disrupted.

The fire brigade was also on site as smoke was reported from the hospital. According to current information, the woman entered the hospital in the afternoon.

Our sources:

WDR reporter on siteCologne Policepolice Aachendpa news agency

We also reported on the topic on March 4th, 2024 in the “Current Hour” on WDR television. At 8:15 p.m. there was a special edition of “WDR Aktuell”.

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