Queenstown police have captured a man after staff were threatened at Frankton’s hospital earlier today (Friday).
Police located Mark Jeff Robert O’Connor in Queenstown Gardens at about noon after a short police operation, acting detective sergeant Grant Miller says in a statement.
“He has was taken into custody without incident and has been spoken to about an incident that occurred at Lakes District Hospital early this morning involving a threat to hospital staff.
“Charges are likely to be laid in relation to that incident but at this stage have been deferred due to his medical condition,” Miller says.
O’Connor had since been transferred to Dunedin Hospital for treatment.