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Police catch 66-year-old: Man attacks paramedic on Bonn’s North Bridge

Police catch 66-year-old : Man attacks paramedic on Bonn’s North Bridge

A 66-year-old man attacked the crew of an ambulance on Wednesday afternoon. The rescuers had to stop on the North Bridge, whereupon the mentally ill man fled.

A 66-year-old man attacked the crew of an ambulance on Wednesday afternoon. The rescuers had to stop on the North Bridge, whereupon the mentally ill man fled. The Bonn police had to chasea mentally ill man on the North Bridge on Wednesday afternoon. According to GA information, the 66-year-old man wasbeing transported to the LVR clinic in an ambulance when he attacked the paramedics in the vehicle at about 1 pm.

The rescuers had no choice but to stop the vehicleon the motorway bridge in the direction of Meckenheim. The patient then took flight and ran from the bridge over the motorway ontake onto Meindorfer Straße. In the meantime not only the ambulance crew, but also numerous motorists, who observed the attack on the paramedics, had dialled the emergency number. Normally the motorway police are responsible, but the danger situation was very acute, so Bonn officials hurried in. They finally managed to overwhelm the confused and aggressive 66-year-old.

In the meantime, he had hidden in a bush. After they had disabled him so that he couldn't hurt anyone, he was taken to the LVR clinic in another ambulance. According to police spokesman Robert Scholten, a report was made against the man who had attacked both the paramedics and the police.

(Original text: Nicolas Ottersbach Translation: Mareike Graepel)