Over lunch, the man entered the dining room with a knife in his own throat and was clearly "in a confused state." He threatened to get hurt.
The alarmed police then escorted all the guests out of the room. When the alarmed police wanted to take the man, he stabbed himself in the throat and chest. Later he died of his wounds.
The Director of Residential Care in Helmond Dora van Vlerken sees no reason in the incident to increase the safety of the center, she tells Eindhovens Dagblad. "We are an open institution for Helmonders and we want to continue this way."
Immediately after the incident, all authorities were present to provide post-witness assistance. "It's a very traumatic experience for them. We think it's terrible that they've seen it."
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