Ottawa man charged after Smiths Falls hospital worker stabbed with scissors
An Ottawa man has been charged with attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed a staff member at a hospital in Smiths Falls, Ont.
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.