Sunday, 01. February 2015
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An nursing home resident has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and arson after she set fire to the bed of a fellow resident.
The incident took place at a home in Neulengbach in Lower Austria on Friday night when the 62-year-old crept into the room of a sleeping 68-year-old resident and set the bed linen alight.
Care workers at the home quickly reacted to the fire alarm that was immediately triggered and were able to put out the fire before it caused huge damage, but not before the resident burnt their shoulder after their nightgown caught fire.
The 62-year-old suspected arsonist is now being held in a prison in St. Pölten and a psychological assessment is being carried out.
It is not the first time the elderly resident, who nursing staff describe as having "very aggressive" behaviour, had caused a fire. She had previously set fire to a door frame and a wheelchair.
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