Holidays ending in tragedy. The Mossos d’Esquadra arrested last Tuesday a under 17 years of age for brutally attacking a hotel worker in Cambrils (Tarragona), to the point that it reached gouge out his eyes. The young man would have suffered a Psychotic attack And, although he had no diagnosed disease, he had gone through similar episodes in the previous months.

It was midnight on Tuesday in the Hotel Estival El Dorado, a four-star resort located in the coastal town of Cambrils (Tarragona); when a 17-year-old from L’Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona) suddenly suffered a psychotic break. He was staying in room number 2360 with his mother, who was the first attacked, according to the Newspaper of Tarragona.

Very upset, the minor hit his mother and she went out to ask a friend for help that he was staying in a room in the same corridor. The teenager also hit the friend, as well as another client who tried to restrain him. However, the worst part was borne by the concierge.

The scandal alerted the janitor who was on duty on the night shift, a 62-year-old man, who went to the hotel corridor where the attacks were taking place. There, the minor punched him and, after knocking him unconscious on the ground, he continued to beat him mercilessly and came to gouge out her eyes savagely.

At the time of the brutal attack, the mother and the friend who had been attacked were allegedly far from the events because they went to call 112, since it was impossible for them to contain the young man, according to the Tarragona newspaper.

The Mossos d’Esquadra they neutralized the minor and, once he was detained, he was administered a sedative and he was transferred to the Sant Joan de Reus hospital, and later to another in Barcelona. The young man is being held for a attempted murder. Also, the time of arrest, an officer was also injured in the face, although this only needed to be treated at the Cambrils Primary Care Center.

Until the Juvenile Prosecutor’s Office, the adolescent will remain in police custody at the Barcelona hospital. As for the assaulted janitor, he is admitted to the ICU with injuries “of a very serious nature”, as reported by the hotel.

Previous attacks

The adolescent had no diagnosed mental illness, although he had suffered other similar attacks in recent months, as the mother explained to the Mossos d’Esquadra and the Local Police.

For its part, the hotel has issued a release in which he assures that from the team they are “dismayed” by what happened and that he offers “all the support to the family and the closest environment” of the worker.

The minor is admitted for a psychotic outbreak

The younger He is admitted to the Sant Joan de Deú hospital in Barcelona in police custody for a psychotic break since he was arrested.

Sources from the Prosecutor’s Office have explained that the juvenile prosecutor will not intervene until he is discharged from hospital, when he will foreseeably ask to impose precautionary measures.

The police are investigating as an alleged attempted murder and the minor will remain in the custody of the Mossos until it is available to the Juvenile Prosecutor’s Office.


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