Man arrested after trashing Calpe health centre and attacking doctor

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Man arrested after trashing Calpe health centre and attacking doctor
DESTRUCTION: The detainee destroyed computers and phones Photo credit Twitter

A 26-year-old man was arrested after going on a rampage at the health centre in Calpe – destroying equipment, fixtures and fittings and attacking a doctor.

The incident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday morning when the detainee – who is known in Calpe for his violent outbursts – arrived at the health centre with another young man.

He had quarrelled with the young man outside a nightclub on La Fossa beach and bit his ear, leaving a large wound. He then convinced his victim to go to the health centre with him to receive medical attention.

Appearing at the entrance of the health centre, the detainee did not ring the doorbell, instead forcing open the door and shouting for medical attention. Staff at the health centre told the Spanish press he was “totally out of control.”

He began to break everything he found in his path – destroying computers and phones and breaking the glass door of the emergency room.

One of the doctors at the health centre tried to stop the detainee, but he attacked him and fractured one of his elbows. Staff at the health centre said the doctor also suffered a fracture to his other arm.

A nurse at the health centre ran to the police station some 100 metres away and the police arrived at the scene and arrested him.

The detainee remains in custody under psychiatric supervision.

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