Pennsylvania Hospital doctor stabbed in face while treating patient

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A Philadelphia doctor is injured after police say she was stabbed while treating a patient on Tuesday afternoon.

It happened at Pennsylvania Hospital located on the 800 block of Spruce Street in Center City.

Police say the female doctor was stabbed multiple times in the face and head. She is currently listed in stable condition.

The patient is now in police custody.

There is no immediate word on what sparked the attack.

Pennsylvania Hospital released this statement on the attack:

"Pennsylvania Hospital is working closely with the Philadelphia Police to respond to an incident which happened this afternoon involving a patient and a physician, who sustained injuries. Swift action by hospital staff ensured that the physician received immediate care, and they are in stable condition. There was no danger at any time to other patients or staff in the hospital. All hospital operations continue as usual, and we are cooperating with law enforcement in their investigation of this incident."
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