July 8, 2014 11:25 am
Updated: July 8, 2014 11:38 am

4 people injured after screaming man deploys pepper spray inside hospital

St. Paul's Hospital.

Global (CP PHOTO/Richard Lam)

VANCOUVER – Four people have suffered minor injuries after a screaming man deployed pepper spray inside St. Paul’s Hospital on Monday afternoon.

Dave Lefebvre with Providence Health Care says the man walked into the main entrance at about 4 p.m., screaming about something, and set off the spray.

Two of the injured people are security guards at the hospital.

The suspect quickly fled but was arrested around 10:30 p.m. Monday night. Vancouver Police have recommended charges against the 24-year-old man.

Lefebvre says luckily the fire doors kept the pepper spray to a limited area and the hospital was back up and running shortly after.


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