HALIFAX — Brief bedlam erupted at a hospital emergency room Thursday night in Halifax, when a man allegedly threatened staff with a knife and hurled objects.
Police say they were called to the QEII hospital's Halifax Infirmary site at about 7 p.m. for a report of a man armed with a knife.
Const. John MacLeod says the man yelled threats at hospital staff and threw items inside the waiting room after being asked to leave for causing a disturbance.
He says officers found a suspect nearby on Trollope and Rainnie streets and arrested him without incident.
Police say a 56-year-old Halifax man is facing several charges.
Khaled Samara is charged with assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon, uttering threats and causing a disturbance.
The Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA), which operates the hospital, said it could not confirm whether the person responsible for the disturbance was a patient "out of respect for confidentiality."
"No NSHA employees or security officers were hurt as a result of this disturbance," spokesperson Kristen Lipscombe said in an email.
The Canadian Press