Ottawa man charged after Smiths Falls hospital worker stabbed with scissors
Employee suffered 'superficial wounds' to head and forearms, police say
An Ottawa man has been charged with attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed a staff member at a hospital in Smiths Falls, Ont., with a pair of scissors.
On Thursday morning, Smiths Falls police brought a 24-year-old man who was "in crisis" to the local site of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital, the force said in a media release.
Police said the man then grabbed the blunt-ended scissors and stabbed an employee in the head and forearms. She suffered "superficial wounds," police said.
The man was arrested and charged with attempted murder, possession of a dangerous weapon and resisting arrest.
He appeared in bail court Thursday afternoon and will undergo a five-day psychiatric assessment, police said.