A nurse was stabbed to death in a vicious stabbing at the Ambulatory Surgical Center of Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview, Texas.
The medical facility said that this was an “isolated incident.” Four other people were wounded in the knife attack which occurred at around 7 am Tuesday morning.
Local Police officers arrested 22-year-old Kyron Rayshawn Templeton from Longview who has been charged on four counts of aggravated assault. The CEO of the hospital where the nurse was stabbed, Steve Altmiller, identified the victim as Gail Sandidge during a news conference this afternoon.
He said: “The Good Shepherd family tragically lost a member of our team this morning… All of the victims were taken to the emergency center for assessment and treatment. This was an isolated incident that was diligently handled by the Longview Police Department and our Good Shepherd response team.”
Altmiller said that the knifeman was at the hospital with his mother when he began slashing people. He reportedly fled the scene of the stabbings but was arrested by police soon after the incident.
Longview police spokeswoman Kristie Brian, said that it was not clear what lead to the knife attacks as police and hospital authorities try to ascertain the cause. Authorities hope to establish some kind of motive to understand what led to the nurse and four others being stabbed.