Patient charged after allegedly stabbing doctor at Pennsylvania Hospital multiple times

A patient has been charged after allegedly stabbing a doctor at Pennsylvania Hospital, prosecutors announced Wednesday.

It happened on the 800 block of Spruce Street Tuesday afternoon.

According to police, the female doctor was treating the patient when she was stabbed in the face and head. She is currently in stable condition.

Rakeem Anderson, 35, is facing aggravated assault, possession of an instrument of crime and related charges.

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office is requesting Anderson be held in custody and that a mental health evaluation be ordered. Prosecutors say he has an active bench warrant in Delaware County.

The investigation is ongoing.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.



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