One of the two women attacked yesterday at the Reims University Hospital died on Tuesday May 23, said the Minister of Health. The attacker, a man with a psychiatric background, recognized a desire for revenge against the medical profession.
“I have just learned with immense sadness of the death of Carène, a 38-year-old nurse who was violently attacked yesterday at the CHU de Reims”. These are the words written by the Minister of Health, François Braun, this Tuesday, May 23, the day after the knife attack which targeted two women at the Reims hospital center. The caregiver was in a very critical condition yesterday after her attack by a patient. The second person attacked, a 56-year-old medical secretary, is still hospitalized in serious condition but his life prognosis is not engaged.
I have just learned with great sadness of the death of Carène, a 38-year-old nurse who was violently attacked yesterday at @CHUdeReims. My thoughts are with his loved ones, his colleagues, as well as all the bereaved hospital teams this morning.
— Francois Braun (@FrcsBraun) May 23, 2023
Psychiatric disorder and the suspect’s desire for revenge
It was in the early afternoon of Monday May 22, around 1:30 p.m., that the two women were attacked with a knife by a 59-year-old patient. The man had presented himself a little earlier to the service of the unit of “medicine and health at work” of the CHU of Reims and attacked the nurse and the medical secretary in a locker room. The attacker tried to flee but was intercepted in his run by security guards and immediately arrested by the police. Placed in custody, the man from Reims and “with a psychiatric history” according to the details of the minister admitted to resenting the hospital body after being mistreated in the psychiatric environment reports franceinfo. He also said he wanted “revenge”.