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Psychiatric patient goes missing from welfare center


A female psychiatric patient in her 20s has gone missing from a welfare center in Tokyo.

The woman had been committed to Tokyo Metropolitan Matsuzawa Hospital in Setagaya Ward for injuring a family member in 2016, Kyodo News reported. She had been taken to the Tokyo Metropolitan Welfare Center for Persons with Mental and Physical Disabilities in Shinjuku Ward at around 1 p.m. on Tuesday for an interview to assess her psychological state to see if she was ready to be released from the hospital.

When staff went to another room, the woman was left alone. Surveillance camera footage showed her leaving the building by herself at 2:10 p.m.

The missing woman is 153 centimeters tall and weighs around 70 kilograms. She was wearing a light blue T-shirt with blue denim pants and gray sneakers when she left the facility. Her jacket, wallet and cell phone were left inside the room.

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Ok, and is there any danger from her to randomly cause injuries ?

The article does not say much

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The article does not say much

We're supposed to guess. Citizen journalism.

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What kind of shoddy security does the welfare centre have that a psychiatric patient could wander out without anybody noticing?

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Was she ready to be released? She left all her vital personal stuff behind and vanished.

They got their answer.

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153 centimeters tall and weighs around 70 kilograms


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is there any danger from her...?

Isn't that self-anwering? She has a history of aggressive behavior and is now strolling around without jacket, wallet and phone. That means in best case that she 'only' will silently steal warm clothes and food, but as those things are usually not freely to grab, she'll be caught sooner or later and that highly probable won't be a friendly encounter for the catcher.

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