Hospital staff ‘stabbed’ in violent attack

UPDATE at 5:00 PM | A MAN has been charged after allegedly stabbing a security guard and a wardsman at a hospital south of Brisbane.

The violent scenes erupted inside Logan Hospital about 5.20am on Saturday.

In a statement on Saturday afternoon, Queensland Police confirmed a 23-year-old man had been charged over the attack.


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It’s alleged the man first assaulted a security guard before stabbing a second guard and a wardsman as they tried to restrain him.

The male staffers, aged 21 and 51, both sustained stab wounds to their knees, police said.

The 23-year-old man was sedated and placed under police guard following the attack.

He has since been charged with three counts of common assault and two counts of wounding and is due to appear in Beenleigh Magistrates Court on Monday.

FIRST at 11:30 AM | A MAN has been sedated and is under police guard after allegedly stabbing two people at a hospital south of Brisbane.

The violent scenes unfolded inside Logan Hospital about 5am on Saturday.

It’s understood a male patient stabbed two people, believed to be a wardsman and a security guard, with a sharp object.

The wardsman was reportedly stabbed in the leg, while the guard was reportedly knifed in the thigh.

Thankfully, their injuries are not life-threatening.

The man who attacked the pair is believed to have voluntarily attended the hospital for treatment before lashing out.

It is not known what kind of weapon was used in the attack.

The man, whose age is not known, has been sedated and is under police guard in hospital.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and are expected to speak with the man later today.

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