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Stab patient thinks he has bomb in his head

Jan 10,2019
The patient who allegedly murdered his own psychiatrist may have thought he had a bomb inside his head and the doctor refused to make it go away, officials said Wednesday.

Wrapping up its investigation, Seoul’s Jongno Police Station said it referred the case to the prosecution, recommending an indictment of the suspect, identified only by the surname Park, for the murder.

Park, 30, is accused of stabbing his psychiatrist, Lim Se-won, to death during a therapy session at Kangbuk Samsung Hospital in central Seoul last Monday.

He was arrested immediately, and the police have questioned him about his exact motive.

Park has largely remained silent except for saying that there is “a bomb” in his head and that, when he told Lim about it, the psychiatrist called security instead of helping him get rid of it, according to the police.

The police said Park was consulting Lim to treat his bipolar disorder and dissociation symptoms, citing his past medical records.

Still, the police believe it was a premeditated attack as Park had carried the weapon with him to the session. The suspect apparently stabbed Lim’s chest multiple times. Lim died within hours.

Lim’s death has spurred calls for better protection of medical staff.

Yonhap