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….
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