Hilo hospital adopts airport-style security measures

April 29, 2019

Hilo Medical Center in Hilo, Hawaii, has adopted airport-style security measures after a man attacked four people in the emergency room last month, according to an article on the Honolulu Civil Beat website.

The ER's previously laid-back feeling ended after a man stabbed three hospital employees and punched another in the face March 20. All survived.

Guards now wave metal-detecting wands over patients and other people upon arrival at both the main and medic entrances to the ER.

One guard, Bryson Majamay, said about three-quarters of ER visitors have welcomed the extra security. The rest, he said, grumble and question why he has to look in their bags.

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