Hospital patient cited for allegedly having guns

MONTGOMERY, Ohio (AP) — Police say a man accused of having a duffel bag of weapons and threatening hospital staffers with a gun has been cited on misdemeanor charges in suburban Cincinnati.

Montgomery police say 66-year-old Steven Wuest of Cincinnati was cited Wednesday on carrying a concealed weapon, aggravated menacing, inducing panic and assault charges. Police say he allegedly pointed a can of bear repellant at nurses, striking one in the hand when she tried to stop him from leaving the hospital Oct. 10 after surgery. Staffers say he then threatened them with a .22 caliber pistol before security guards took it.

Police found a bag with two loaded pistols, ammunition a pocket knife and scissors in Wuest’s room.

Wuest’s wife told police he has had psychiatric episodes.

No phone listing could be found.

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