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Patient goes on rampage in San Pedro health centre because of 15-minute wait

The patient upturned furniture in the health centre.
The patient upturned furniture in the health centre. / SUR
  • The man started headbutting walls and threatened to kill staff if they reported him; the trade union is calling for more security

A patient has gone on the rampage, threatening to kill staff in San Pedro health centre, after being told to wait 15 minutes to be seen. The incident happened on Tuesday lunchtime when parts of the building were damaged by the man who had arrived demanding he be given some medicine immediately.

According to staff union, CSIF, the patient started headbutting glass partition walls in the health centre "cutting his head open". He also overturned a table and cornered nursing staff "until a group of people came to their rescue and managed to get the aggressor to leave them alone".

Before leaving the centre, the man allegedly threatened to kill everyone there and said that, if they reported what had happened to the police and he was arrested, he'd "come back to finish them off".

San Pedro health centre has also been in the spotlight recently after a doctor was assaulted.

The union has called for more security in San Pedro and also at Las Lagunas health centre, Mijas Costa, which they say both see a rise in violence, especially in the summer.