Patient shot dead at Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Security guards fatally shot a patient inside of Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis Thursday.

The 46-year-old patient was shot at the hospital’s Center of Advanced Medicine, which includes a cancer center and other medical offices and clinics.

The patient was in a room with his wife when he forced his way out and pulled two knives from his pockets. Hospital officials say when two security guards ordered the man to drop the knives, he refused and both guards men fired at him. The man died at the scene.

The man’s motives weren’t immediately known. Hospital officials wouldn’t say why he was being treated.