A woman who had been taken to a Petaluma hospital for treatment of a medical condition Friday evening pulled out a knife and demanded to be taken to another hospital after she had been discharged, police said. Police responded to Petaluma Valley Hospital, located at 400 N. McDowell Blvd., around 8:20 p.m. after Nicole Roberts-Summers, 42, of Petaluma, had requested fire personnel take her to the hospital.
After she was taken and evaluated at the emergency room she was discharged. She then demanded to be taken to the Kaiser Permanente hospital, police said. As part of her demand she took out a folding knife and held it to her chest and did not allow hospital staff to approach her. Police were called and as they arrived staff were able to remove the knife from her.
She was detained by police without further incident and medically cleared. She was arrested on suspicion of brandishing a knife and booked at Sonoma County Jail, according to police.No hospital staff or fire personnel were injured, police said.
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