The Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton was placed into lockdown on Sunday morning after a man stabbed a member of staff.
Police have arrested a 30-year old man under the suspicion of attempted murder, and a police spokesman said this is not a terrorist attack and no one else has been hurt.
The spokesman said, “At 8.42am on Sunday police were called to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton after a report that a member of staff had sustained a stab wound.
“The hospital site was quickly secured while officers have been working with security staff to confirm that nobody else has been injured, and that staff and patients are safe.
“Following immediate police searches and inquiries a 30-year-old man was arrested in nearby Wilson Avenue at 9.40am on suspicion of attempted murder, and is currently in custody for interview and further inquiries.
“This apparently isolated and unexplained incident is not being treated as terrorism at this time and there is currently nothing to suggest that any other person has been involved or that anyone else is at risk.
“An update on the condition of the injured man is awaited.”
The injured man is in his 50’s and is believed that his injuries are not life threatening.