Crosshouse Hospital in Scotland has been locked down by armed police after a nurse was reportedly stabbed.
Police have confirmed a “serious incident” is ongoing.
Officers in Kilmarnock are currently dealing with two serious incidents in the town at this time, one at Crosshouse Hospital and a second in Portland Street. These areas are cordoned off and the public are asked to avoid them at this time. pic.twitter.com/Pcbfg5c9G7
— Ayrshire Police (@AyrshirePolice) February 4, 2021
University Hospital Crosshouse, known locally as Crosshouse Hospital, is a 565 bed general hospital at Crosshouse near Kilmarnock, south of Glasgow.
NHS Ayrshire & Arran medical director Crawford McGuffie confirmed that an incident took place:
“NHS Ayrshire & Arran is aware of an incident in the grounds of University Hospital Crosshouse. As a result, the hospital has been under lockdown, and ambulances diverted to University Hospital Ayr.
We are assisting Police Scotland with their investigations, and to ensure the safety of staff, patients and visitors. As this is a Police Scotland incident, we are unable to comment any further at this time.”