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acupuncturePolice in Bern, Switzerland, apprehended an unlicensed acupuncturist after the man refused to attend his trial for  intentionally infecting 16 people with HIV.

The unnamed man was originally arrested after allegedly using various pretexts to jab victims with needles and purposefully infect them with HIV between 2001 and 2005.

After he refused to show at the court house, a SWAT team was forced to storm the man’s home on Friday. The AP reports his capture came after a daylong standoff in which the man threatened cops with a gun and a samurai sword.

He’s has been taken in for a medical examination before the resumption of the criminal trial, where prosecutors are asking for a 15-year prison sentence.

 

 

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