Surrey: RCMP have charged a person following a stabbing incident that took place in a local hospital over the weekend. 

Two people were injured in the incident. 

Surrey RCMP said officers received a report of a stabbing at Surrey Memorial Hospital at 10:28 pm on May 13. 

According to the Mounties, the initial report indicated that two people had sustained injuries and the suspect was detained by hospital security.

 “The police arrived on the scene and took the suspect into custody. It is alleged that the man assaulted two people who were in the hospital visiting another patient.  A 16-year-old and a 51-year-old from the same family sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Initial indications are that it was an unprovoked assault,” the RCMP said in a press release. 

The RCMP said 24-year-old Alex Joseph Flett has been charged with aggravated assault and assault with a weapon. 

 “This was a disturbing incident for all those impacted, including the victims, their family, patients, visitors and staff at the hospital,” said Surrey RCMP Media Relations Officer Cpl. Vanessa Munn. 

“We are grateful for the very quick actions of hospital security, who were able to intervene, holding the suspect as police quickly arrived to take the man into custody,” she added.

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