Thursday, December 29, 2005

Patient Attacks Officer in the ED


PORTLAND, Ore. - A hospital patient is under arrest after police say he tried to stab a corrections deputy with a knife in an attack that was caught on tape.

The incident happened Tuesday around 2 p.m. inside the emergency room at Portland Adventist Medical Center.

Police say the patient, 35-year-old James Edward Stevens, approached a Multnomah County Sheriff's Deputy who was in the emergency room supervising an inmate (not Stevens) and asked him to step out into the hallway.

Police say Stevens then tried to stab the deputy with a knife. The deputy was able to quickly disarm him by shooting him with a Taser.

Here's a link to the video


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