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Patient with knife prompts hospital lockdown

Police say the patient did not commit any criminal offences
(CityNews Halifax file photo)

The Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre was placed in lockdown Monday afternoon after a report of a patient brandishing a knife.  

Halifax Regional Police say multiple officers were called to Halifax Infirmary entrance on Summer Street at 12:43 p.m.

Responding officers quickly found and detained the patient.

Police say they found a folding pocket knife, but the patient did not use it to commit any criminal offences.

The lockdown was cancelled and the patient was released without charges.

Meghan Groff

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Born in Michigan, raised in Ontario, schooled in Indiana and lives in Nova Scotia; Meghan is the editor for CityNews Halifax.
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