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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover Regional Medical Center is reviewing its policies and procedures in the wake of a stabbing Wednesday night at the hospital.

In the meantime it is providing additional security, modifying its holding area to make it safer and working with other law enforcement agencies to process and transfer suspects more quickly.

The review comes after Josef Randolph says he stabbed his girlfriend during an argument. The couple and their daughter were at the hospital visiting the girlfriend’s mother.

Randolph is charged with assault with a deadly weapon and several other charges.

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  • Joey68

    Glad they are adding extra security. How about the other hospitals in the area. I believe Brunswick Hospital only has one security officer working every shift.

  • Guest123459876

    Maybe people in Brunswick county have more sense than to stab someone in a hospital.

  • Guest Vader

    There was no way for the hospital to prevent this. It comes right back to if someone wants to do harm, they will find a way to do it. Things happen. If it cannot be forseen, most likely it cannot be prevented.

  • Guest757

    There is no way to prevent something like this, but they could have prevented the man hunt… NHRMC police should have called in WPD right away,he would have been in the police station and not escaping from the hospital. Why did NHRMC police wait (according to WECT) 5 hours and then he escaped? That could have been prevented.. 100%….

  • guesty

    But if you do get stabbed, I can’t think of a better location for it to happen in than a hospital.

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