Friday, February 3, 2023
ADVT 
National

'Volatile' patient arrested at B.C. hospital

Darpan News Desk The Canadian Press, 23 Sep, 2022 09:57 AM
  • 'Volatile' patient arrested at B.C. hospital

Vancouver Police say an investigation is underway after a patient allegedly armed with a knife chased a doctor at BC Women's Hospital and tried to access a locked nursery as staff hid to protect themselves.

Sgt. Steve Addison says he has listened to chilling 911 calls from staff and social workers fearful of the volatile woman, whose child is also a patient at the hospital.

He says an officer subdued the woman, who is in her 30s, with a bean bag gun in an area of the hospital for children at risk and mothers who are dealing with "personal struggles."

Addison says getting hit with a bean bag gun is like being struck with a major league fastball and the woman was treated at the hospital for a minor injury to her lower body.

He says she was arrested, and charges may include possession of a knife, assault and breach of probation.

Addison says the incident unfolded after some conversations at the hospital about potentially restricting access to the woman's child and getting the Children's Ministry involved.

"There was an imminent threat to people on the floor, to babies, to hospital staff, to other patients and parents. Our officers acted quickly and decisively," he said.

"Obviously, it was extremely traumatic for everybody who was there, people who were sheltering in place, people who were running scared, people who were calling for help."

BC Women's Hospital did not immediately respond to a request for further details about what happened on Thursday.

MORE National ARTICLES

Japanese Yakuza link in B.C. drug bust: RCMP

Japanese Yakuza link in B.C. drug bust: RCMP

A statement from the RCMP's federal serious and organized crime team says the investigation began in August 2019, when the Canada Border Services Agency intercepted a 12-kilogram shipment of methamphetamine destined for Japan.

Japanese Yakuza link in B.C. drug bust: RCMP

Charges laid in March 2022 Langley homicide

Charges laid in March 2022 Langley homicide

Following a six-month investigation, IHIT investigators identified Justin Bos as a suspect in the homicide of Mr. Mostat. On September 21, 2022, Bos was arrested by IHIT for the murder and charged with second degree murder of Cody Mostat. 

 

Charges laid in March 2022 Langley homicide

Merritt, B.C., to pilot four-day work week

Merritt, B.C., to pilot four-day work week

Merritt’s chief administrative officer says the one-year trial, approved by council on Tuesday, will see city hall closed on Mondays, with operational hours extended Tuesday through Friday to 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., an extra hour and 45 minutes each day.

Merritt, B.C., to pilot four-day work week

Canada lifting COVID-19 border rules Sept. 30

Canada lifting COVID-19 border rules Sept. 30

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has agreed to let a cabinet order enforcing mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements at the Canadian border expire at the end of this month. The change will also bring an end to COVID-19 border testing, which is currently mandatory for unvaccinated international travellers and random for those who are vaccinated.

Canada lifting COVID-19 border rules Sept. 30

B.C. adds $2 million for suicide prevention, care

B.C. adds $2 million for suicide prevention, care

Malcolmson says the money will be spread across regional health authorities to provide training and resources for health workers caring for people experiencing a mental health crisis, with the aim of reducing suicide deaths. Malcolmson's ministry says the provincial coroners service investigated 582 suicide deaths last year, down from 597 in 2020 and 634 in 2019.

B.C. adds $2 million for suicide prevention, care

B.C. seniors' financial support 'lowest in Canada'

B.C. seniors' financial support 'lowest in Canada'

Mackenzie says a report released by her office finds the province provides the lowest support for seniors in nine areas, including home support, eye exams, hearing aids and monthly supplements. 

B.C. seniors' financial support 'lowest in Canada'

PrevNext