Man armed with scalpel sparks hospital stand-off

A MAN armed with a scalpel sparked a brief stand-off with police at the Gold Coast University Hospital this morning.

It’s understood the patient barricaded himself inside a courtyard at the hospital and threatened self harm.

Multiple police units, including the dog squad, responded and were able to talk the man into surrendering without serious incident shortly before 12.30pm.


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The man was treated for minor self-inflicted cuts.

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