Police find confused woman inside Royal Palace
A confused woman was found in the Royal Palace in Brussels on Tuesday evening, Het Nieuwsblad reports. The report was confirmed by the Brussels public prosecutor's office. It is unclear how the woman got into the palace.
"On the night of 16 to 17 January 2024, a 46-year-old woman was found in the Royal Palace next to the Parc de Warande by federal police officers who were keeping watch there," said prosecutor's office spokesperson Yasmina Vanoverschelde.
"The person appeared confused and was administratively detained by the police. The Brussels public prosecutor's office was informed and the magistrate on duty initiated a procedure for compulsory psychiatric admission. The woman was hospitalised as part of this procedure."
Het Nieuwsblad also reports that the woman was found sleeping in a bed in one of the furnished apartments in the palace. The public prosecutor's office is now investigating how she was able to enter the palace. The Palace has made no comment.
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