Security questioned at hospital after mishandling of gun

August 2, 2018

Questions have been raised about security at Australia's Canberra Hospital, after witnesses heard a police officer ordering a staffer to pick up a dropped gun during a shooting incident, according to an article on the Canberra Times website. 

There have been calls for police to leave their guns in locked safes before entering the hospital, a policy unions said existed up until a few years ago.

A man was in police custody in the hospital's emergency department when he allegedly wrestled a gun from a police officer and shot it a number of times. The man was Tasered before he dropped the gun.

An officer yelled at a staffer to pick up the gun before the accused was restrained, according to witness statements collected by the Health Services Union.

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