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Knife-wielding patient arrested at B.C. hospital after staff hid on ward: police

A Vancouver Police Department patch is seen on an officer's uniform at a call in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. A spokesman for Vancouver Police says a criminal investigation is underway after an allegedly knife-wielding patient chased a doctor at BC Women's Hospital and tried to access a locked nursery as staff hid to protect themselves.A Vancouver Police Department patch is seen on an officer's uniform at a call in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. A spokesman for Vancouver Police says a criminal investigation is underway after an allegedly knife-wielding patient chased a doctor at BC Women's Hospital and tried to access a locked nursery as staff hid to protect themselves.

Vancouver Police say an investigation is underway after a affected person allegedly armed with a knife chased a health care provider at BC Ladies’s Hospital and tried to entry a locked nursery as employees hid to guard themselves.

Sgt. Steve Addison says he has listened to chilling 911 calls from employees and social staff scared of the risky girl, whose little one can be a affected person on the hospital.

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He says an officer subdued the girl, who’s in her 30s, with a bean bag gun.

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Addison says getting hit with a bean bag is like getting hit with a serious league fastball and the girl was handled on the hospital for a minor harm to her decrease physique.

He says the girl was arrested, and expenses could embrace possession of a knife, assault and breach of probation.

Addison says the struggle unfolded after some conversations on the hospital about doubtlessly proscribing entry to the girl’s little one and getting the Kids’s Ministry concerned.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Sept. 23, 2022.

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