Sussex Police have confirmed that a male has been arrested after a male NHS worker was stabbed in the Royal Sussex County Hospital.
A spokesperson for Sussex Police said:
‘A man has been arrested and police and security staff have worked to ensure safety of everyone at the Royal Sussex County Hospital following a stabbing incident’.
Police were called at 08:42 hours this morning (Sunday 19th July) after a report from the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton that a member of their staff had been stabbed at the location.
Response team officers rushed to the scene, along with their emergency ambulance colleagues.
Police quickly secured the site and worked with the hospital’s security staff to make sure that nobody else in the hospital had been stabbed.
Following immediate police searches and enquiries a 30-year-old man was arrested in nearby Wilson Avenue at 9.40 am on suspicion of attempted murder.
The male is currently in custody for interview and further enquiries.
This apparently isolated and unexplained incident is not being treated as terrorism at this time, and there is currently nothing to suggest that any other person has been involved or that anyone else is at risk.
An update on the condition of the injured man will follow.
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