Saturday, May 21

Haute Garonne. New runaway from a psychiatric hospital in Toulouse: a man known for acts of rape wanted

This is at least the fourth escape in two weeks in psychiatric hospitals in Toulouse.

A 43-year-old man deemed dangerous escaped Friday from the Gérard Marchant psychiatric hospital in Toulouse where he was interned indicates La Dépêche du Midi. He is known for rape.

Law enforcement is looking for him. According to La Dépêche du Midi, “he would have taken it into his head to find his wife in La Rochelle with whom he would have already been violent in the past”.

Thursday morning, a 32-year-old man, considered “very dangerous”, and hospitalized in the psychiatric emergency department of the Purpan hospital, in Toulouse, had also escaped before being arrested a few hours later.

Sunday January 23, a 48-year-old patient, interned after a murder in 2010, had run away from the Gérard Marchant psychiatric hospital in Toulouse before being found not far from the hospital.

On Wednesday January 19, another man had fled from this same establishment: it was Jérémy Rimbaud nicknamed the “cannibal of the Pyrenees” who, during his escape, violently hit the head with a wooden bar a septuagenarian who was walking his dog in the street. Passers-by had intervened to control him. This man was interned in 2013 after killing a 90-year-old farmer before trying to burn him in Nouilhan, in the Hautes-Pyrénées. He had ripped out her heart and tongue and was preparing to eat them. Aged 26 at the time, a former soldier, he told investigators that he “heard voices”.

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