UK hospital on lock-down after woman stabbed, police helicopter hunts attacker — RT UK News

Police, with the assistance of a helicopter, are hunting for a knife-wielding attacker who stabbed a woman at Ailsa Hospital, Ayrshire, Scotland. Officers ordered staff, visitors and patients to stay put while they search.

Unconfirmed reports note that the victim, who was a nurse, is in a critical condition. While Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, stated that she understands her injuries “are not life-threatening.”

A police spokesperson stated: “At about 10.05am, police received a report that a woman had been attacked on the grounds of Ailsa Hospital on Dalmellington Road,” adding that the victim has been taken to the hospital, and that officers, with the assistance of a helicopter, “are conducting a search of the area.”

Neighboring University Hospital Ayr was also placed on lock-down for several hours but that has since been lifted.

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In turn, a spokesperson for NHS Ayrshire and Arran said: “Due to an incident on the grounds of Ailsa Hospital earlier today, Ailsa Hospital and University Hospital Ayr campus are on full lockdown.

“No members of staff, patients or visitors will be able to leave the sites until advised. A further update will be given as soon as possible.”

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