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Hospital staff allegedly threatened with syringe - Maitland

Tuesday, 28 September 2021 12:26:20 PM

A man has been charged after allegedly threatening hospital staff with a blood-filled syringe at a Hunter hospital overnight.

About 4.30pm yesterday (Monday 27 September 2021), a 32-year-old man was transferred to Maitland Hospital for medical treatment.

The man later became aggressive towards staff and was directed to leave the hospital by security.

He was removed however re-entered a short time later and allegedly threatened security staff and a nurse with a blood-filled syringe.

The man dropped the instrument and continued to threaten staff before police arrival.

Following a short struggle, the man was arrested and taken to Maitland Police Station.

He continued to resist arrest and allegedly became abusive towards police.

He was charged with nine offences, including:

  • Behave in offensive manner in/near public place/school
  • Armed with intent to commit indictable offence (x3)
  • Stalk/intimidate intend fear physical etc harm (x4)
  • Resist officer in execution of duty

He was refused bail to appear at Maitland Local Court today (Tuesday 28 September 2021).