Self-proclaimed healer accused of giving Aids in police stand-off

BERN, SWITZERLAND – A self-proclaimed healer who is accused of intentionally injecting 15 patients with the Aids virus is in a police standoff, holed up in his house in canton Bern. The man was expected in court this week but his lawyer showed a medical certificate saying the man is suffering from extreme fatigue and could not appear. But the court said document was a fake and police were sent to look for the man, who threatened to use a firearm.

The standoff continues, with police cordoning off a large area around his home.