Armed men attack Liberia Ebola clinic, freeing patients

Do we know who these armed men are? Stealing contaminated items strikes me as odd, btw guns are very restricted in Liberia. [http://www.gunpolicy.org/firearms/region/liberia]

Stop Making Sense

CBS News/The Associated Press reports:

‘Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through the capital’s largest slum after residents raided a quarantine center for suspected patients and took items including bloody sheets and mattresses. The violence in the West Point slum occurred late Saturday and was led by residents angry that patients were brought to the holding center from other parts of Monrovia, Tolbert Nyenswah, assistant health minister, said Sunday. Local witnesses told Agence France Presse that there were armed men among the group that attacked the clinic.

…Up to 30 patients were staying at the center and many of them fled at the time of the raid, said Nyenswah. Once they are located they will be transferred to the Ebola center at Monrovia’s largest hospital, he said. The attack comes just one day after a report of a crowd of several hundred local residents, chanting, ‘No Ebola in West Point,’ drove away…

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