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Arrest in knife threat at medics

A man has been arrested after staff at the Royal Gwent hospital's accident and emergency department were threatened by a man believed to be wielding a knife.

The incident happened at the Newport hospital's accident and emergency department at 2015 BST on Friday.

An ambulance service spokesman said a man, believed to have a knife, was chased and held by two paramedics until the police arrived.

The paramedics had been dropping off a patient, said the spokesman.

Gwent police said a man was arrested at the scene.

A hospital spokesman said he was unable to comment on the incident.




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