BRIDGETON, Mo. – Police arrested a woman after two people were stabbed late Monday morning at SSM Health DePaul Hospital in Bridgeton.
The 30-year-old suspect, Jimissa Rivers, was charged with two counts of first-degree assault and two counts of armed criminal action.
According to Bridgeton Police Chief Mark Mossotti, the attack occurred just before 11:30 a.m.
Police said Rivers was seen on surveillance video attempting to kill a nurse and a paramedic. Both victims suffered serious injuries.
Witnesses in the hospital helped to restrain Rivers until police arrived.
Prosecutors said the knife was recovered at the scene.
“It’s unthinkable and unconscionable to attempt to take the life of medical professionals who are on duty trying to save lives,” St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell said.
Rivers is being held at the St. Louis County Jail. Her bond was set at $2 million with no 10% option.
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