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Man due in court tonight over Waterford psychiatric hospital attack

A woman was killed and two others were injured on Friday night at St Otteran’s hospital.

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Updated at 12.05pm.

A MAN BEING held by gardaí in connection with the death of a woman at a psychiatric hospital in Waterford on Friday night was charged last evening, and is due before court later.

The man, aged 36, is scheduled to appear before a special sitting of Waterford District Court at 7.30pm.

The woman who died in the stab attack has been named as Maria O’Brien, a resident of St Otteran’s hospital, who was from Waterford City. She was aged in her 50s.

Two others were injured during the incident, which happened at about 7pm on Friday — a female member of staff in her 50s and a female patient in her 30s.

The man charged last night was arrested on the hospital grounds following the violent incident and taken for questioning to Waterford Garda Station.

Local gardaí are appealing for witnesses. Anyone who was in the area on Friday evening and saw anything unusual, is being asked to contact them on 051 305300 or anonymously through the Garda Confidential Line: 1800 666 111.

Note: This is an updated version of a post published yesterday. Additional reporting, Aoife Barry.

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