Woman wielding box cutter tries to stab hospital employee in emergency room

From WJLA:

D.C. police said a local hospital worker had a close call with a patient wielding a box cutter.

Investigators said the incident happened on March 2 in MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s emergency room.

The arrest report shows 21-year-old Lashawn Alexander posed as a fire extinguisher inspector to gain access to the hospital’s command center.

Once inside, the report says Alexander tried to stab a female worker with a box cutter twice. Both times the victim was able to get out of the way.

According to detectives, Alexander told the worker, “You coming with me,” and then forced the worker to take Alexander across the hospital to see Alexander’s sister.

Emergency Medicine Doctor Says Self-Driving Ambulances Could Soon Be Reality

From CBS Pittsburgh:

Uber is testing self-driving cars in Pittsburgh.

But cars are one thing. What about self-driving ambulances?

A local expert in emergency medicine says it’s not only possible, but likely to happen, and sooner than you may think.

“I think it’s a question of not if but when,” said Dr. Paul Porter, Allegheny Health Network Emergency Medicine Physician.

He believes self-driving ambulances will improve care by allowing both paramedics to help a patient rather than having one of them have to drive.