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Police: Man Caught Trying To Use Toothbrush As Weapon At Nyack Hospital

Wilson Jean-Baptiste
Wilson Jean-Baptiste Photo Credit: Orangetown Police Department

ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. - A Rockland man was apprehended at Nyack Hospital after attempting to shank another man with a sharpened toothbrush, Orangetown Police said.

Officers from the Orangetown Police Department were called to the hospital shortly before 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, following reports of a potential fight in progress.

Upon arrival, police determined that 34-year-old Spring Valley resident Wilson Jean-Baptiste had gotten into an argument with another individual, and it is alleged that during the argument, Jean-Baptiste pulled out a plastic toothbrush that had been sharpened to a point and attempted to stab the man repeatedly.

Police said that hospital security guards were able to disarm the man and subdue him before anyone received any significant injuries. Jean-Baptiste was subsequently arrested and charged with a felony count of attempted assault and criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor.

Jean-Baptiste was arraigned in Nyack Justice Court and remanded to the Rockland County Jail. He is due back in court later this year to answer the charges.

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