Police: Knife-Wielding Patient Threatened Doctor

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Danville police say patient armed with knives threatened a physician and assaulted a security guard at a local hospital.

WKYT-TV reports 64-year-old Lynn Adams was arrested on Wednesday after the incident at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Hospital officials said no other patients were in danger. Adams was barricaded in a room alone until police arrived.

Police said was armed with multiple knives but never stabbed or cut anyone.

Adams has been charged with menacing, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. He is jailed at the Boyle County Detention Center. According to jail records, bond has not yet been set. There is no record of an attorney for Adams.

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