Moselle. The maniac holed up in his home was subdued

Moselle. The maniac holed up in his home was subdued
Moselle. The maniac holed up in his home was subdued

The man who took refuge in his apartment in the town of L’Hôpital (Moselle) after slightly injuring a person and who reportedly suffers from a psychiatric pathology “heavy”was brought under control by the Raid and “hospitalized”, we learned on Saturday from the mayor.

The man, who had taken refuge on Friday evening, “was arrested without difficulty by the Raid”the elite unit of the national police dispatched to the site, around 11:45 p.m., Emmanuel Schuler told AFP, confirming information from the regional daily Le Républicain Lorrain.

Big explosion

The regional daily Le Républicain Lorrain talks about him “a big explosion” causing the shutters of the house to shatter.

“A security perimeter was established, the gas was cut off and the Search and Intervention Brigade was dispatched to the scene”according to the newspaper.

The man previously injured someone with a knife but not seriously, the prefecture said.

Psychiatric disorders

He was still holed up around 11:30 p.m., according to this same Source, who could not specify how long the madman, who seems to be suffering from disorders “psychiatric”had locked himself in his home.

Man is “obviously in crisis”according to a police Source. “Apart from the initial injured, there are no other people affected”we added.


According to Le Républicain Lorrain, the man, who is around forty years old, is schizophrenic and has been sentenced several times to prison terms.

“In July 2020, (he) disfigured with a chopper an 18-year-old young man who refused him a cigarette”writes the newspaper.

he is also “known to the residents of the building for having repeatedly damaged property belonging to others”according to the Republican Lorrain.




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