Man injured after jumping from public gallery of Dutch parliament

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A man was injured on Thursday after jumping from the public gallery of the Dutch parliament into the debating chamber below with something tied around his neck, according to police.

In a statement, police confirmed that a 65-year-old man had been taken to hospital following the incident.

They said the man had “an object” around his neck that was tied to a stand.

A public video feed of the speakers’ podium showed lawmakers looking shocked after a loud thump before the session was postponed.

Photos shared on social media showed the man receiving first aid on a lawmaker’s desk and later being carried out of parliament on a stretcher.

De Telegraaf newspaper quoted eyewitnesses as saying that the man had been pacing in an agitated state before tying something to a railing and jumping off.

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