Former Tour de France champion Ullrich admitted to psychiatric hospital
Germany's former Tour de France champion Jan Ullrich has been admitted to psychiatric hospital after a brief time in police custody.
The 44-year-old had been released on bail following his arrest for attempted manslaughter and grievous bodily harm.
“Jan Ullrich was admitted to a psychiatric hospital on Friday night, where his state of health is being assessed by specialists,” a Frankfurt police spokesperson told AFP.
“Due to his mental and physical state, there was no other choice” but to transport him to a psychiatric unit by ambulance, the spokesperson said.
Last week Ullrich had been held by police after threatening a neighbour in Spain, and had returned to Germany to seek help for substance abuse problems.
In 2014, Ullrich injured two people in a car crash in Switzerland, and was later convicted of drunk driving.