Manhunt launched after patient escapes psychiatric hospital
Police in Basel-City have launched a major manhunt after an in-patient at a psychiatric hospital escaped.
The 31-year-old man had been jailed for 5 years for violent offences – but the prison sentence was changed to compulsory psychiatric care.
Police say the man is around 2 meters tall, stocky with a shaved head. He may be walking with a limp.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Basel-City police.