Created on Monday, 28 October 2013 Written by DAN SEWELL, Associated Press
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.