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Ohio man faces charges for weapons in hospital

CINCINNATI (AP) — A 66-year-old armed patient accused of threatening hospital staffers has been charged with assault, aggravated menacing and other counts.

Police say Steven Wuest struck a nurse with a can of bear repellant, tried to hit other medical staffers with a walker, and pointed a loaded .22-caliber pistol at them in the Oct. 10 incident in a suburban Cincinnati hospital.

Montgomery police said in an earlier report that no one was injured, and that officers seized a .38-caliber pistol, two .22-caliber pistols, ammo, the bear spray and other items from a duffel bag.

Wuest had remained hospitalized after the incident. A spokesman for hospital-owner TriHealth has said privacy laws prevent him from discussing the patient.

No attorney was listed for Wuest, and no one answered a home telephone Monday.

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