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A French citizen accused of injuring several people at a Vancouver apartment building on Thursday evening will be held in custody until he's been psychiatrically assessed.
Jerome Bonneric made a brief court appearance Monday morning looking confused and wearing a cast on his lower right arm.
Lawyer --Bob Bellows-- says his 33-year old client suffers from mental illness.
"Today's the first court day and I don't have the particulars yet from the prosecutor, so there's a huge amount of information that the prosecutor doesn't even have yet.
Bellows has confirmed his client was released from St. Paul's Hospital a couple days before the attack, but he could not say why he was there.
Meanwhile, a spokesman for the French Consulate says they are offering Bonneric assistance because he is a native of France.
The 30-day psychiatric assessment will likely be approved by the judge on Thursday.