A recent attack on staff at a hospital in Oklahoma City left a security guard with a knife wound and two nurses injured by a patient.
Police were called to Deaconess Hospital shortly before midnight on Dec. 8, 2014, after 58-year-old patient Keith Bain attacked staff, according to information released by the Oklahoma City Police Department. Bain had come to the emergency department seeking medical treatment and became belligerent after being taken to an examination room. The man threatened staff, and when a security guard responded, Bain cut him with a knife, according to the police.
Nurses tried to help the security guard, but then Bain assaulted them as well, the police report. One nurse was bitten on the lip and another was injured, but the type of injury was not reported by the police.
Bain then barricaded himself inside the room and pulled a sink out of the wall. The resultant flooding caused more than $2,500 of damage before officers were able to arrest him, the police report. Bain was charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon and malicious injury and destruction of property.