Patient stabs security guard at Ohio hospital

A patient stabbed a security guard at Summa St. Thomas Hospital in Akron, Ohio, Tuesday evening, according to the Columbus Dispatch.

In what Summa Health officials described as an unprovoked event, the 33-year old male patient stabbed the guard in the neck and abdomen, according to the report. The incident occurred while the patient was being taken into the psych ward of the hospital.

The patient was arrested and taken into custody by Akron Police, according to the report.

Akron Police Lt. Rick Edwards told the Columbus Dispatch it isn't known how the patient carried the knives he used in the attack into the hospital.

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