4 injured as man with knife escapes from hospital in western Japan
Kyodo -- Aug 10
A male patient attacked nurses with a knife at a hospital in Ehime Prefecture, western Japan, on Friday, police said.

Three male nurses and a police officer were wounded in the incident but remain conscious, the police said. The 45-year-old man, who had been admitted to the hospital, was arrested for alleged assault and another charge.

According to its website, Matsukaze Hospital in Shikokuchuo has nearly 250 beds with some 200 of the total being dedicated for psychiatric patients as of May this year.

The man stabbed one of the nurses in the stomach around 5:50 p.m. inside the hospital before breaking through a window and escaping, the police said.

He then slashed the other nurses who were chasing after him.

9日、愛媛県四国中央市の病院で職員3人と警察官1人が男に刺されました。男はこの病院の入院患者で、警察官に取り押さえられて逮捕されました。 午後6時前、四国中央市の松風病院で「職員が男に刺された」と110番通報がありました。男は病院内で職員1人の腹部を刺し、その後に窓ガラスを割って逃げ、病院の外でさらに職員2人を刺しました。 動画を撮影した人:「刃物みたいなもの持っていたので怖いなと思いましたけど。手に血が付いてるのは見えましたね」 男は病院から1キロほどのところで警察官に取り押さえられました。その際、警察官1人を刺して傷害と公務執行妨害の疑いで逮捕されました。男は四国中央市に住む45歳で、この病院の入院患者でした。刺された4人は命に別状はないということです。
News sources: Kyodo, ANNnewsCH
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