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Chisel attack at Palmerston North Hospital

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 19/07/2016

A man has been arrested after attacking two people in a hospital with a large chisel.

Police say the man was waiting for treatment in Palmerston North Hospital's emergency department when he assaulted two other members of the public on Tuesday morning.

They described the weapon as a "large chisel".

The man was detained by security staff until police arrived.

He will appear in Palmerston North District Court on Tuesday charged with two counts of wounding with intent.

The victims of the attack are being treated for injuries.

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