Suspect arrested in Springfield hospital stabbing

Suspect Arrested In Springfield Mercy Stabbing

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Police arrest a man accused of stabbing an employee at Mercy Surgery Center in Springfield, Missouri.

Law enforcement says the attacker is someone who had been in a romantic relationship with the victim.

The woman was working in the Mercy Surgery Center when the attack happened around 7:15 a.m. Friday.

Police Lt. Steve Schwind Schwind said she was taken to the main Mercy facility for treatment. He did not know the extent of her injuries.

He said officers had everyone exit the surgery center so they could search the building to make sure it was safe. The police department announced around noon that the suspect was in custody.

Mercy Springfield closed the surgery center for the day. They will be contacting patients to reschedule appointments.