Firdousi Abdul-Hakim Stabbing – A fight between two visitors on Friday morning resulted in the stabbing deaths of two nurses and a medical student inside the pediatric intensive care unit of a hospital in New Jersey. An disagreement between the two guests occurred at Newark Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, at approximately 7 a.m. According to the report, 37-year-old Firdousi Abdul-Hakim allegedly picked up a sharp object and stabbed the victims.
Stabbing at New Jersey hospital
They were treated at the hospital’s emergency care unit for minor cuts. What may have caused Abdul-Hakim to reportedly attack hospital staff is unknown. Sources claim that after being informed that there were too many guests, the suspect became enraged and began slashing staff members with a weapon.
Fritz Fragé, director of public safety in Newark, states that Abdul-Hakim is charged with multiple offenses, including aggravated assault and unlawful possession of a weapon. The hospital released a statement saying that no family members or patients were hurt in the event. The names of the victims were knot immediately released by the authorities.
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC), previously Newark Beth Israel Hospital, is a 665-bed quaternary care, teaching hospital located in Newark, New Jersey serving the healthcare needs for Newark and the Northern Jersey area. The hospital is owned by the RWJBarnabas Health System and is the third-largest hospital in the system.
NBIMC is affiliated with the New Jersey Medical School of Rutgers University and features over 100 residents. It has an adult and pediatric emergency department, but serious trauma is usually handled by the nearby University Hospital. Attached to the medical center is the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, which treats infants and young people up to age 21.
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